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Japanese sago palm

Cycas revoluta


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.

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ceherzog 11 years ago

The Sago's in Florida have a terrible scale problem that requires constant spraying to control...invasive, hard to control pests often occur when exotic plants become too popular and are over planted.

I love the cycads and there are many other genera that do well in FL & Hawaii I suspect.

Seema 11 years ago


Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Mar 30, 2012
Submitted on Mar 31, 2012

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