Publishing trends for the Cycadales, the most threatened plant group

April N. Cascasan, Thomas E. Marler


Trends in published cycad research within various fields of study were determined using proceedings from international conferences on cycad biology and Google Scholar to access the primary literature.  Both search methods indicated that phylogeny, systematics and ecology are strongly represented in recent cycad literature, while there is a need for more research in horticulture and pathology, reviews and clarification of correspondence between current and discontinued species designations. 



Bowenia; Ceratozamia; cycad; Cycas; Dioon, Encephalartos, Google Scholar, Lepidozamia; Macrozamia; Microcycas; Stangeria; Zamia.

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