Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

A Frightful Cycad

Female cone of Encephalartos ferox

Since today is supposed to be dedicated to all things frightful, here is a cycad whose very name tells you it is ferocious: Encephalartos ferox. It was growing and coning (the bright salmon-colored cone is a female cone) in the Fern Room at Phipps Conservatory. For the purposes of the Fern Room, cycads are honorary ferns.

Encephalartos ferox

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