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American Journal of Botany

Female Cone

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

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