03 August 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | 'Oldest' pot plant to get new pot

BBC NEWS UK England London 'Oldest' pot plant to get new pot:
"'Oldest' pot plant to get new pot"
A tree believed to be the "oldest pot plant in the world" has been re-potted in a delicate operation at Kew Gardens in south London.
The ancient cycad was collected in the early 1770s from the Eastern Cape in South Africa by Kew's first plant-hunter Francis Masson.

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Eastern Cape Giant grows in coastal areas of the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.





























Encephalartos altensteinii Lehm. (Bread Palm).
Taken at Palm House, Kew Gardens, (London, UK)

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