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Epicycas siamensis (Miq.) de Laub.
Blumea 43(2): 393 (1998)
Family: CYCADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Cycas siamensis Miq.
Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 21: 334. 1863

Epicycas siamensis (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
Original seeds for these plants was collected near Tha Takiup, in Thailand, on a Botanical survey with Ken Hill, our trip was sponsored by Campon Tansacha of Nong Nooch in Pataya. — in collection at Jurassic Cycad Gardens. In Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cycas siamensis Miq.
Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 21: 334. 1863
Synonymy: 7
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Thai sago, Siamese cycad
CHINESE (中文): 云南苏铁, Shen-xian-mi = Shen-hsien-mi (神仙米 - Immortal Rice), Yun-nan-su-tiei = Yun-nan-su-t'ieh (雲南蘇鐵 - Yunnan Cycad)
KHMER or CAMBODIAN: Prang'
THAI (ภาษาไทย): Talapat-ruesi, Prong-pa, Prong-liam, ปรงเหลี่ยม
VIETNAMESE (Tiếng Việt): Thien tue xiem

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Cycas siamensis group

  • Cycas siamensis Miq.: is a short stemmed cicads with densely brown-tomentose megasporophylls. Plants vary in colour from white through yellow, orange to brown, depending on the colour of the hairs on the leaves. The seeds are yellow to orange. Distribution: Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma).
  • Cycas siamensis '' silver form '': has emergent leaves more silvery-grey than the standard species. The leaves retain much of this colouring over time. Distribution: Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambogia and Myanmar (Burma).


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Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Male cone, still developing. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
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Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Cycas siamensis, Male cone. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner

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Pollinating receptive Female Cane with Male Cone that is Dehiscing pollen. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
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Cycas siamensis. Male. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner

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Developing female cone. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
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Cycas siamensis. Receptive Female cone in the collection at Jurassic Cycad Gardens. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner

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Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Male cone, still developing. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner
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Cycas siamensis in collection at Jurassic Cycad Gardens. In Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Josef Cycad Perner

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Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Cycas siamensis, Male cone.
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