Category: Orchids and Cycads House

Orchids and Cycads House

Here you will find plants from the opposite ends of the evolutionary scale. At the one end we have the primitive cycads, whilst at the other are orchids, some of the most sophisticated groups of plants.

Encephalartos lebomboensis

Threatened plants of the world Red List status: ENDANGERED Take a look at the odd plant with a scaly trunk and a crown full of stiff fronds. Is…

Cycas pectinata

25. Cycas pectinata Buchanan-Hamilton¬†CYCADACEAE This species is a native of North-East India and mainland South-East Asia, where it occurs on subtropical hill slopes at altitudes of up to…

The Story of the Screw Pine

Tony Bonning tells the story of the screw pine or pandanus.