|Author: ||David John
de Laubenfels, 1998
Vietnam, Eastern Laos
Medium - Maximum
Minimum - Medium
micholitzii, William Thiselton-Dyer, 1905.
rumphii, Miq. var bifida, J. Linn, 1926.
Dyerocycas micholitzii, Nakai.
This member of the Cycadaceae
family was given this name by David John de Laubenfels in 1998. It is found
in central Vietnam and
eastern Laos, growing in
rich or a well drained soil with some to lots of water and little to
The caudex will slowly evolve to a 30 centimetre, with a 15-30
centimetre thick and 45-60 centimetre high trunk. The
leaves grow to 2,4
meters. Both the male and the female cones are yellow, and
besides seeds it can be reproduced by offsets.
The genera from Latin; epi;
'on' and cycas from Greek kyklos: 'circle' referring
to the rounded tubers. The species is named after W Micholitz,1854-1932, who made the type collections.