Kew Gardens - Encephalartus Woodii

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“The Loneliest Bachelor in the World” is the name given to a Cycad tree found in the recently restored Temperate House in Kew Gardens. This tree from Natal, South Africa, is the only male species left in the world. It produces beautiful cones which are highly prized by collectors for their architectural beauty. Because of the illegal market, all but this one male tree have disappeared. A Kew Gardens Team are now searching to find a female cone in SA to make pollination and the survival of this Wood Cycad possible. 


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