11 December 2007

Cycas revoluta


This plant with amazing seeds is just outside the circus tent - to be exact, outside the toilets. I think it's a female cycas revoluta but am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

I stepped onto the grass to take this photograph and got told off by an official.
'I'm only taking a photograph,' I said.
'Well you are not allowed on the grass' he said.
'Dogs go onto the grass,' I said.
'Well they are dogs,' he said...

Okay, okay, so dogs can't read.

10 comments:

TOG said...

About 20 years ago an exotic scale started to kill the C. revoluta in Florida. I can't remember when I last saw one. I remember it when I was a youngster. The cone and seeds are fantastic. I have never seen a picture of the plant better then yours. Thank you for posting your illegally gotten picture. Oh! if it has seeds I guess it must be a female.

Chris said...

What an exotic plant! Very interesting it is.

Re: Dogs on grass. . . .I surprised they allow dogs on the grass. In some places here, there are signs forbidding dogs, too, because of the acid in their urine. . . .and because some people don't pick up the solid waste of their dogs.

Also, thanks for your comments about Decker. He's a great dog. It pains me greatly that he's 12, although he is in great shape. The female is almost 13, and I note that she's a little slower. I'm happy to be home with them. Saturday, my son and his dog celebrate their birthday. I'm going to post something to them, too.

TOG said...

My tree is a Ficus. I am not sure which one, but it has big leaves and not used as a houseplant. Two blocks south the trees are more normal and haven't been chopped as much as these. I posted them Monday, April 23, 2007. Look at the difference.

Wendy said...

Next time give your camera to a dog, and send the dog in for a close up.

Neat plant, and great photo, I've never seen or heard of it before.

roentarre said...

This is amazing shot of an unusual plant!

buttons said...

The last time I saw something like THAT it was on Carmen Miranda's head!

Felicia said...

What a sight - I've never seen anything like it before. Its leaves look like a palm. Does it sit directly on the ground?

isabella said...

That is truly amazing! Love that shade of coral, too.

I'm with Wendy - next time strap a camera on Beau's bum and let him work for his supper ;-)

Jilly said...

Whoops, I explained that badly. Dogs are not allowed on the grass - quite right. My point was they go on it anyway as they can't read the sign and no official tells them off as they did me. I was trying to be funny and it backfired!

Ann (MobayDP) said...

lol:) Jilly strikes again with yet another illegal photo! :-D I love it!

I can't remember ever seeing or even hearing of this plant so I'm glad you broke the rules and took a picture of it.

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