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More about Cycads
Cycad enthusiasts today are fortunate in having a wealth of excellent
literature readily available. A number of recently published books
stand out as essential reading:
- Good, D. 2001. Cycads of Africa. D&E Publishers, Gallomanor.
- Hill, K.D. & Osborne, R.O. 2001. Cycads of Australia. Kangaroo Press, Sydney.
- Jones, D.L. 2002. Cycads of the World. 2nd edn. Reed, Sydney.
- Norstog, K.J. and Nichols, T.J. 1997. The Biology of the
Cycads. Cornell University Press, Ithaca.
- Walters, T. and Osborne, R. 2004. Cycad Classification
Concepts and Recommendations. CABI Publishing, Wallingford UK.
- Whitelock, L.M. 2002. The Cycads.Timber Press, Portland, Oregon.
Earlier literature up to the mid-1980's has been comprehensively
indexed and annotated by
- Read, R.W. & Solt, M.L. 1986. Bibliography of the living cycads.
annotated. Lyonia 2(4): 33-199.
and there are also comprehensive although somewhat older publications and
Thieret, J.W. 1958. Economic Botany of the cycads. Economic
Botany 12: 3-41.
and toxicology and the medical implications
All references cited
The Cycad Pages
are listed in the
for those interested in more detailed reading on all aspects of cycads.
- Whiting, M.G. 1963. Toxicity of the cycads. Economic
Botany 17: 271-302.
The Net has also become a great source of information
Or just type "cycads" into your favourite net search engine.
There are also great sites for cycad relatives and ecological associates.
See the excellent
Ginkgo bilobaPages by Cor Kwant.
- The Cycad List
- GardenWeb Forums:
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Endangered species databases
The IUCN Cycad Specialist Group
BOTANY AND GARDENING
American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
Biosciences - The World-Wide Web Virtual Library
Association of Societies for Growing Australian Plants
The Internet Garden.
The Garden Gate - Directory of Garden Sites
Gardening & Horticulture in Australia.
- The Virtual Garden
The Garden Web and
other society pages.
My Garden - A collection of gardening sites.
Internet Directory for Botany.