Mycologic and Mycotoxic Examination of Cycads

  • Joseph Forgacs


Cycads are palm-like plants that have shown very little evolutionary change during the period of their existence since the Mesozoic age. There are several genera in existence today in tropical and subtropical climatic regions of the world. Where plants belonging to these genera are indigenous, starch prepared from the seed, rhizome, or stem is used for human consumption. In addition, dried husks from the seed of Cycas circinalis are chewed by natives where this cycad is indigenous. In other areas, young sprouts and leaves of members of the genus Zamia are ingested by animals. In the Orient, seeds of C. revoluta are processed into fermented food.


Agar Agar Absciss Layer Dematiaceous Fungus Toxigenic Fungus Mycologic Examination 
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© South African Medical Research Council 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Forgacs
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  1. 1.Good Samaritan HospitalSuffernUSA

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