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An older one from a German botanical garden.

And a really big one from the beach of The Philippines.

Some Cycas sp. in Australia.

Author:  Carl Peter Thunberg, 1782
Origin:  Japan
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  2,5 Meters
Flower:  Brown Cones
Propagate:  Seeds/Offsets
Names:  King Sago Palm Tree
Synonyms:  Cycas miquelii Warb.1900. 
Cycas inermis, Oudem.
Epicycas miquelii, de Laub.

This member of the Cycadaceae family was described by Carl Peter Thunberg in 1782. It is found in Japan, growing in drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex will slowly evolve to a 30 centimetre thick stem, 2,5 meters high. Both the male and the female cones are brown, and besides seeds it can be reproduced by offsets.

The genera name from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring to the rounded tubers.  The species name means 'curled back', in reference to the leaves.

The two centimetre large nut.

The male cone.