Cyathea medullaris

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Cyathea medullaris (G.Forst.) Sw.

Cyatheaceae

Life form: tree
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: tripinnate

Shape: not specified
Fruit: not specified

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Canopy: single-stemmed palm, cycad, or similar tree

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Polypodiophyta
Subdivisio:
Polypodiophytina
Classis:
Polypodiopsida
Subclassis:
Polypodiidae
Ordo:
Cyatheales
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Cyathea medullaris, commonly known as sago fern, is a tree.

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Naming

Taxonomy

Cyathea medullaris is a species in the genus Cyathea which contains approximately 373 to 999 species and belongs to the family of the Cyatheaceae (Tree-fern Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The trees have a single-stemmed palmlike habit and reach heights of 10 to 15 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Cyathea medullaris is evergreen. The green, tripinnate leaves are alternate. The leaflets are lanceolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Root System

Distribution

Cyathea medullaris is native to Victoria, Tasmania and New Zealand. It is a protected species according to the Washington Convention.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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