We found here the carcase of a crocodile; and the skull of another was found near our camp at cycas Creek.
The best known of the genera is that of cycas, of which an illustration is given in fig. 74.
In cycas the large naked ovules are borne on the margins or lobes of an obvious open leaf.
The fruit of the cycas angulata forms the principal food of the Australian aborigines during a portion of the year.
The cycas disappeared where the fresh water commenced; and it seemed to be confined to the sandy soil near the salt water.
cycas, four species, generally called Sago palm, as an English name.
To-day seeds are always developed (with the exception of cycas) in cones or flowers, or at least special inflorescences.
On one plain I noticed a cycas, caudice simplici vel dichotomo, and the Phœnix of yesterday.
The next day the settlers went to collect some, and returned to Granite House with an ample supply of cycas stems.
It is replaced by the Areca catechu; by Nipa fruticans, cycas circinalis, and a few others.