Thursday, March 19, 2015

Cycad takes time to identify

Cycas candida,  female, took me time to identify. Took experts much longer.


Only named in 2011. Only found in sites between Townsville and Ingham.


Only growing beside the track leading up to Jourama Falls, isn't it?


Only a youngster.



Extending the post and the  cycad's range,  found this female plant on the lower slopes by the road leading up the road to Wallaman Falls a few days later. Skink is another wildlife bonus.







2 comments:

Mosura said...

Wonderful plants!

I like the grasshopper stealing the limelight :-)

https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/72741/Tel10Hil607.pdf

Tony Ashton said...

A bonus bit of life. Ants also busy on parts of the cycads.