Some Cycad species Face Extinction

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Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by kata » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:48 pm

Johannesburg - The cycad, which is the world's oldest living seed plant and has outlived the dinosaurs, faces extinction if people continue to wrench the plants from their wild habitats and plant them in gardens.

This is according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature on Wednesday.

In an address to delegates at the Biodiversity Convention in Japan, the IUCN said that cycads were the most threatened group of organisms to have been assessed by them so far.

http://www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Cyca ... n-20101027

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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:46 pm

Kata, Cycas revoluta is not threatened, so you can rest easy :wink:
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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by kata » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:02 pm

Oh good,

Must make sure I look after my two... :lol: :lol: :lol:

There is difference between the one I bought at Palmshop (no longer trading) and one red gave me. Mine is low down in the pot but much bigger fronds.

Reds has a tall caudex but short fronds. Are they all different Dave?

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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by redsquirrel » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:06 pm

the one i gave you hasnt been stretched in a warm greenhouse,might be the difference??
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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by Nigel Fear » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:06 pm

Dave Brown wrote:Kata, Cycas revoluta is not threatened, so you can rest easy :wink:
Unless you get an expected cold snap. :lol:

Funny thing actually, I have a new work colleage from South Africa who gave me a bit of a grilling as to how I got mine from, he's still not convinced it.s the unthreatened Cycas Revoluta from Japan that I have.
Perhaps I should wind him up a little and say it was poached from S.A. :wink:

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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by kata » Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:45 pm

Thanks red,

Hopefully next summer it should look a bit same as mine.
Perhaps I should wind him up a little and say it was poached from S.A
:o :o no Nigel, you may have it backfire, what then? No, best you stay with us in safe hands.

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Re: Cycads Face Extinction

Post by Alexander » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:34 am

In South Africa they put chips inside them to prevent them form being poached! Well its a shame anywhere that they are still robbed from the wild!

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Re: Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by kata » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:45 am

:ahhh!: Oh wow!

You should'nt tell me such things :lol:

Hey Aexander, just like chip in a dog, how absolutely cool.

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Re: Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by JoelR » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:48 pm

Should see the price of Encephalartos seeds and seedlings. Who pays £000's for a single seed?

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Re: Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by adam f » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:01 pm

i didn't know cycads were dioecious (male and female plant) that would probably be why the seed isn't cheap

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Re: Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by DiCasS » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:33 pm

JoelR wrote:Should see the price of Encephalartos seeds and seedlings. Who pays £000's for a single seed?
I have a great fondness for this group of plants but would never pay that sort of money for a seed, but I suspect a few would depending on how badly they wanted it. Looking at the prices of some Encephalartos surely must be one of the most expensive plants, ££'s per leaf, especially the most sought after. I suppose with plants, what hikes the price up is all the certs and cites that go with it.

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Re: Some Cycad species Face Extinction

Post by kata » Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:53 pm

what hikes the price up is all the certs and cites that go with it.
More than likely Di, more than likely.

Surely we (UK) would'nt spend so much money for a seed. Maybe someone who knew they would get it through the mild winters would be the only people to benefit.

But even then there is no guarantees is there? What if the seed was'nt viable on delivery :(

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