Bowenia spectabilis (*)
Bowenia spectabilis Hook. ex Hook.f., Bot. Mag. 89: sub t. 5398 (1863). t. 5398
Latin, spectabilis, visually striking or remarkable, from the unusual habit.
Hill, K.D. Bowenia spectabilis http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/cycadpg?taxname=Bowenia+spectabilis
Bowenia spectabilis is a species of plant in the Stangeriaceae family. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Bowenia spectabilis is found in northeastern Queensland from the McIlwraith Range on the Cape York Peninsula south to near Tully. It is a rainforest species, growing close to streams and on sheltered slopes in lowland wet sclerophyll forest, but also at an altitude of up to 700 metres in the Atherton Tableland.
1. ^ The Gymnosperm Database
* Hill, K.D. 2003. Bowenia spectabilis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 20 August 2007.
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