Female Cone (image) American Journal of Botany Caption This shows a disintegrating female cone of the Australian cycad macrozamia miquelii, showing the brightly colored layer of fruit-like flesh that forms the outer layer of cycad seeds. Is this an adaptation for dispersal by megafauna? Credit Image credit: Alexis Wartelle Usage Restrictions Cite credit line and original publication source. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.