Cycas simplicipinna

(Cycas simplicipinna)



“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: entire plant esp seeds Cycas simplicipinna is a species of cycad in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, and China (in Yunnan). In Thailand, it is recorded in Chiang Mai (type locality), Phrae, Loei, and Phetchabun. Cycas is the type genus and the only genus recognised in the family Cycadaceae. About 113 species are accepted.Cycas circinalis, a species endemic to India was the first cycad species to be described and was the type of the generic name, Cycas. The best-known Cycas species is Cycas revoluta. The Cycas is a very ancient genus of trees. The group achieved its maximum diversity in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, when it was distributed almost worldwide. At the end of the Cretaceous, when the non-avian dinosaurs became extinct, so did most of the cycas in the Northern Hemisphere.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Cycadopsida
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