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Perhaps the worlds largest cycad, this species from northeastern Queensland, Australia forms a trunk that can reach 50 cm (20 in.) in diameter and over 17 m (55 ft.) tall. Its spreading crown can hold up to 100 pinnate leaves with broad, beautifully glossy leaflets. Naturally occuring in rainforests from low altitude to 1000 m (3300 ft.), it adapts well to tropical and many warm temperate climates and can take a rare light frost. Young plants are attractive from their first leaf on and adapt easily to cultivation in containers.