Plant Database forum: Tell me if I'm getting too picky?

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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 15, 2013 12:08 PM CST
I was about to add some info on Dioon edule and had to stop at the very first question. It really - in my opinion - doesn't fit any of the offered categories. It probably most closely resembles a palm, but is not - it's a cycad. I guess it is a flowering plant, so does that make it a forb? I don't know that the rather small section of plants -cycads- are worth adding yet another description or even one of the "other" drop downs?

And is there a way to identify entries that have information, even if they don't have a picture?

TIA for any response, and my apologies if these questions have been previously addressed.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Oct 15, 2013 1:06 PM CST

Plants Admin

These 2 sites seem to indicate Tree would be an appropriate selection for Cycads.
http://www.conifers.org/zz/Cycadales.php
http://www.conifers.org/za/Dioon.php
http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/PlantNet/cycad/cycintro.ht...
Evan
Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Oct 15, 2013 9:25 PM CST
Tree it is, then. Thanks Evan!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Oct 15, 2013 9:29 PM CST

Plants Admin

I tip my hat to you.
Evan

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