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Cycads are early palm trees. True or false explain

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carlet19 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted May 31, 2012 at 10:20 PM via web

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Cycads are early palm trees. True or false 


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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted May 31, 2012 at 11:15 PM (Answer #1)

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A cycad is a seed plant with a woody trunck and a crown of stiff evergreen leaves. There are separate sexes in each palnt and their leaves are pinnate. This means there are leaflets arising from a common axis. Cycads are gymnosperms where their unfertilized seeds are open to the air to be directly fertilized by pollination. Examples of cycads are Sago Palm or King Sago Palm which has a palm-like appearance but is technically not a palm. These plants are usually found in equatorial regions.


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