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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: Raimondo Paladini
Cycas siamensis, female plant, in ChiangMai, Thailand.

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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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Epicycas siamensis (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini
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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, female cone, in ChiangMai, Thailand. (Cycas siamensis) Photo by: Raimondo Paladini

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- 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. (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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by Raimondo Paladini
Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Cycas siamensis, Male cone.
by Josef Cycad Perner
Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Male cone, still developing.
by Josef Cycad Perner
Cycad Cones in Joe's Cycad Gardens. Male cone, still developing.
by Josef Cycad Perner
Cycas siamensis. Receptive Female cone in the collection at Jurassic Cycad Gardens.
by Josef Cycad Perner

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