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Chamberlain's Pitogo


Category: Philippine Endangered Species
Date Posted: 2006-01-05


Scientific Name: Cycas chamberlainii Br. & Kienh.

Family: Cycadaceae

Common Name: Chamberlain's Pitogo

Local Name: Pitogong Arayat

Description: A small, slender tree reaching a height of 8m and a diameter of 20cm. Its leaflets have tapered points and hairy veins running down from the leaf blade to the leaf tip. The male cone is oval and is rounded at the tip. Its seeds are smooth, flattened, and hairless.

Habitat: Known to be found on the steep, rather rocky ridges

Conservation Status: Endangered

Threats: Destruction of habitat, collection of plants for ornamental purposes


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