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Close-up of a cone on a male sago palm--which is not a palm at all, but a cycad.
Suburban neighborhood on tropical upland plateau.
The structure of the male cone of this species is very similar in appearance to a typical pine cone. This species is dioecious, which means an individual is either male or female. This species is also very toxic if ingested, and unfortunately such ingestion kills pets on a regular basis. Sago plants are becoming popular as garden decorations, and pets seems to find the plant tasty.