Cardboard Palm Trees

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What is the pine shaped cone that grows out of the cardboard plant?

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Answered on September 20, 2016

The cardboard plant, botanical name Zamia furfuracea, is a member of the cycad order, an ancient order in the plant kingdom. It is related to sago palms. The cone that you see in the center is the seedpod of the plant. Like most cycads, it looks something like a pine cone.

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