Longolongo (Cycas seemannii)

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Illustration of Cycas seemannii by Rita Parkinson

Species: Cycas seemannii
Common Name: Longolongo
Status: CITES Appendix II
Range: Australia

Map of North America illustrating the range of Cycas seemannii

Artist: Rita Parkinson
Artist Home Country: Australia
Medium: Gouache

Cycads have been found in fossils dating back 300 million years, and more than half of the world's 300 species are at risk. They contain chemical compounds that make them of interest for possible pharmaceuticals.