|Common Names - Cycas Family||Synonyms - |
|Authority - Pers.||Total Number of genera - 1|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 95|
|Plant forms - Tree|
|World Distribution - Australia, Indochina, Malaysia, Pacific, Madagascar, E. Africa|
|Comments - Palm-like woody trees. Used to have all Cycads. Now has only Cycas
Philippines with 10 species (9 of which are endemic), eastern Africa (including Madagascar), northern Australia, Polynesia, and Micronesia. Australia has 26 species, while the Indo-Chinese area has about 30.
The northernmost species (C. revoluta) is found at 31°N in southern Japan. The southernmost (C. megacarpa) is found at 26°S in southeast Queensland, Australia.|