David John de Laubenfels, 1998|
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|
Medium - Maximum|
Male Cone; Orange - Brown. Female;
Brown / Green|
Siamese Cycad, Thai Sago|
Cycas siamensis, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, 1863.
Cycas immersa, Craib. 1912.
Cycas cochinchinensis, Warb. 1932.
baguanheensis L.K.Fu & S.Z.Cheng, 1981
This member of the
was given this name by David John de Laubenfels in 1998. It is found in
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, growing in a well drained soil
like sand and limestone gravel with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 150 centimetres in height. The male cones are red to brown, while the female
are brown and green.
The genera name is
made from the prefix epi- from Greek, where it means 'upon,
on, over, near, at, before, or after', and Cycas from Greek kyklos:
'circle' referring to the rounded tubers.
The species name from it first discovery in Siam; present day Thailand