25. Cycas pectinata Buchanan-Hamilton CYCADACEAE

This species is a native of North-East India and mainland South-East Asia, where it occurs on subtropical hill slopes at altitudes of up to 1000 metres. The seeds are edible and a coarse sago can be extracted from the trunk. However, like most species of this ancient group of plants, it is threatened in the wild, as large specimens are dug up and transplanted to gardens.

Photograph of two scales of cone of a female plant, RBGE herbarium

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19792577
    Scientific Name:Cycas pectinata Buch.-Ham.
    Family:Cycadaceae
    Genus:Cycas
    Epithet:pectinata
    Collector:Grierson, Andrew J.C. & Long, David G.
    Year:1979
    Origin:Bhutan, Sikkim & Darjeeling:Tashigang Dist.:E bank of Dangme Chu, between Cha Zam & Duksum
    Elevation:1,100m
    Plant:19792577B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19792577A
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19792577C
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19792577D
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G38/1240
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     Location: 27.400000,91.583333