E. Nasir and Yasin J. Nasir
National Herbarium, P.A.R.C., Islambad
Woody unbranched plants with thick trunks. Leaves large, palm‑like, pinnate with circinate vernation, midrib thick, lateral veinsabsent. Male bracts (sporophylls) organised in cones. Female bracts terminal, spirally arranged, tomentose. Ovules 2 or more at the base of the female fronds
1 genus with 20 species; chiefly tropical Madagascar, E. Asia, Indomalaya, Australia & Japan. Represented in Pakistan by 1 genus and 2 species; which are cultivated.