Economic Botany

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 3–41 | Cite as

Economic Botany of the Cycads

  • John W. Thieret


Cycads are used mainly as sources of food starch, particularly during periods of shortage of regular supplies. Aside from the use as food, some species are used as decorative plants, as minor sources of gums, fibers, and possibly oils. This work reviews most of the scattered literature on the uses of seven of the nine genera of the Cycadaceae, excludingZamia andCeratozamia.


Starch Economic Botany Rickets Seed Kernel Toxic Principle 
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