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Cycas chamaoensis

Known only from the mountain of Khao Chamao in southeastern Thailand, where it grows on rocky granite outcrops around 500 m (1700 ft.), this large cycad is generally similar to C. pectinata and forms a smooth trunk to 10 m (33 ft.) tall, that holds a circular crown of large, flat, grey green leaves. It is considered highly threatened due to the removal of plants from habitat for gardening purposes.

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... are of average ornamental value
In budapest in hungary they need average care and grow slow.
I got a a little plant one and a half year ago with 4 leaves. For a while it looked like it is doing fine, it was on my balcony during the summer and in the appartment during the winter time. I put it to a self watering tile. My appartment is a little dark, so about in february I discovered that it does not really like it. It started to have brown color in its leaves. I put it closer to the window and then it was ok. Now that it is summer again, although there is a lot of rain here, it is back on my balcony and started to have about 5 new leaves. So it is doing fine. It does not require much care, just some water and light. Although it grows very very slowly.
Submitted on 04/06/2006 by one of our visitors

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches

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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.

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