- Phonetic Spelling
- SY-kas reh-vol-OO-tah
- This plant has medium severity poison characteristics.
- See below
An evergreen, palm-like plant. The leaves are 1-pinnately divided, glossy green, the leaflets narrow with a sunken midrib and the margins rolled downward. The pollen cone is large and erect. The seeds hang on loosely arranged leaves around the stem, each seed large, plum-like, and a pale yellow-tan. Moderately salt tolerant.
Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape as cultivated perennial in warm, coastal areas, as container plant in cool areas
Quick ID Hints:
- Stiff, pinnate leaves; petiole tomentose at base
- Pinnae held at 45-60 degree angle to rachis
- Leaflets have prominent mid veins
Tropical gymnosperm to 11.5', stiff and palm-like.
Very slow-growing; used as specimen plant.
Prefers medium light, slightly moist soil and low relative humidity; pest problems
- See this plant in the following landscapes:
- Coastal Rain Garden Coastal Entryway Garden
- Cultivars / Varieties:
- Cultivars / Varieties:
- Country Or Region Of Origin:
- Japan (Kyushu) to Nansei-shoto
- Pith contains an edible starch that can be processed into flour
Whole Plant Traits:
- Plant Type:
- Fruit Color:
- Fruit Description:
- Seeds on loosely arranged leaves around the stem, each seed large, plum-like, pale yellow-tan
- Flower Color:
- Flower Description:
- No flowers; pollen cone is large and erect
- Leaf Color:
- Leaf Feel:
- Leaf Type:
- Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
- Leaf Shape:
- Hairs Present:
- Leaf Description:
- 1-pinnately divided, glossy green, the leaflets narrow with a sunken midrib and the margins rolled downward. Pinnate, in terminal whorls, stiff and glossy, to 5'; pinnae linear-lanceolate, semi-rigid, held densely in 45-60 degree angle to rachis, incurved, revolute, shining dark green above, paler and minutely pubescent beneath; midvein sunken, yellow-green; petiole tomentose at base.
- Stem Is Aromatic:
- Stem Description:
- Usually unbranched, scarred by leaf bases.
- Landscape Location:
- Resistance To Challenges:
- Poisonous to Humans
- Problem for Cats
- Problem for Dogs
- Problem for Horses
Poisonous to Humans:
- Poison Severity:
- Poison Symptoms:
- TOXIC ONLY IF LARGE QUANTITIES EATEN. Vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, seizures. Attractive to pets who can also be poisoned.
- Poison Toxic Principle:
- Glycosides and an amino acid BMAA
- Causes Contact Dermatitis:
- Poison Part: