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Cycads - Plants Slideshow

Example of a cycad

Now we're moving into the groups of plants that produce seeds. While these cycads might look a bit like ferns, they are very different. According to fossils, the first cycads appeared over 250 million years ago.

You can recognize cycads because they have central stem with frond-like structures radiating from the center. The fronds are thick, waxy, and evergreen. In the center of the plant, a cone structure can develop. The naked seeds are released from that central cone structure. They are naturally found in warm areas and some can even survive mild desert conditions.

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