Cycas circinalis

Cycas circinalis
Cycas circinalis
A 200 year old specimen with a group of younger ones and a female cone in Prague
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas
Species: C. circinalis
Binomial name
Cycas circinalis

Cycas circinalis, also known as the Queen Sago, is a type of cycad that was thought to be linked with the degenerative disease Lytico-Bodig disease on the island of Guam; however, the species native to Guam has since been recognised as a separate species, Cycas micronesica, by K.D. Hill in 1994.

Male cone of Cycas circinalis in Olomouc

Cycas circinalis is the only gymnosperm species found among native Sri Lankan flora.