Burrawang or Cycad

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia
Species: fraseri
Main Flower Colour: Other

Description

Cycads are ancient cone bearing plants that do not produce flowers. They are very slow growing with palm-like leaves extending from a central trunk. Male and female cones are borne on separate plants.

Identification

The main flower colour is other. Palm like leaves arising from short thick trunk. Male and female cones.

Uses

Seeds formed in female cones have a high starch content, and were used by indigenous people for food, but only after extensive preparation including washing to leach out dangerous toxins.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/18119

Created: 25 Mar 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SWA - Swan Coastal Plain

Specifics

Lesueuer NP, WA

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