1. Family: Cycadaceae Pers.
    1. Genus: Cycas L.
      1. Cycas circinalis L.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. India.

    [EDGE]

    Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

    Conservation
    Cycas circinalis is rated as Endangered (EN) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of 0.86, which places it in position 291 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 5.6, ranked 608. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

    Images

    Distribution

    Cycas circinalis L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 3, 1916 Sauliere, A. [827], India K000349788
    Robinson, C.B. [1304], Vietnam K001092677
    Curran, H.M. [3842], Philippines K001092679
    Haines, H.H. [5877], Orissa K000077088
    Haines, H.H. [5876], Orissa K000077087
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8587], Nepal K001125921
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8587] K001125922
    Williams, R.S. [3058], Philippines K001044989 isosyntype
    Fènix, E. [15660], Philippines K001044988 isosyntype
    Hutchinson, W.L. [3441], Philippines K001092678
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8587] K001125918
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8587] K001125919
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8587] K001125920

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 1188 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    • Osborne, R., Calonje, M.A., Hill, K.D., Stanberg, L. & Stevenson, D.W. (2012). The world list of Cycads Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 106: 480-510.
    • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Fosberg, F.R. (1957). The Maldive islands, Indian Ocean Atoll Research Bulletin 58: 1-37.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Osborne, R., Calonje, M.A., Hill, K.D., Stanberg, L. & Stevenson, D.W. (2012). The world list of Cycads Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 106: 480-510.

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    EDGE Gymnosperms
    EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0