Eenthu: Queen sago palm – cycas circinalis

Dried queen sago seeds

Queen sago Palm is actually not a palm, it is a cycad. Cycas are known to be the oldest living species on earth, unevolved for millions of years. Trees can be either male or female. Female of this genus produce the seeds and male produce a big cone-like fruit with lots of pollen. A particular specie of beetle carries out the pollination. So if there are no male trees around…