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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cycas clivicola - Limestone Cycas

Scientific name: Cycas clivifolia
Common name: Limestone Cycad, Cliff Cycad
Family: Cycadaceae
Origin: Northern Peninsular Malaysia (Kedah, Perlis, Perak) and Southern Thailand
Category: Tree

The species name is derived from the Latin word 'clivis' for cliff, and 'cola' for dweller as this plant grows in limestone cliffs. It is native to Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia. This species is listed on Appendix II of the CITES (Re: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species here).

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