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Sago Palm

Common name: Sago palm, King sago palm, Sago Cycad
A rugged trunk, topped with whorled feathery leaves has lead to the common name “Sago Palm”.  Actually not a palm but a cycad – that are primitive in their origins.  This group is called living fossils, since they have changed very little in 200 million years.

Botanical name: Cycas revoluta    Family: Cycadaceae (Sago Palm family)

Picture taken at Shilparamama, Hyderabad


3 responses »

  1. Part abt living fossils is interesting!

  2. what is the number of cones on a sago palm?. mine has six. photos to prove


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