Cycas swamyi Rita Singh & P.Radha

 
  • Family : CYCADACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cycadaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cycas swamyi Rita Singh & P.Radha
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Open sunny rocky terrains
  • Comments / notes : Reported from Huliyurdurga and Hanumantharayanabetta (Tumkur district) by Bhaskar and Kushalappa. Local people cut these trees in wild and make sago from the pith of the trunk and hence they are threatened in this area.
  • Key identification features : Stem arborescent with a broad base
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Tumkur, Mandya
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Karnataka
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Rita Singh & P. Radha (2008). A new species of Cycas (Cycadaceae) from Karnataka, India.Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 158(3): 430-435
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cycas swamyi. Downloaded on 22 August 2019.

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