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‘Bread Trees’ or cycads belong to the oldest known plant species in this world. They survived the Age of the Dino- and other Saurusses and they are still amongst us. In South Africa the indigenous cycads are protected plants and, by law, possession  is only allowed with an official permit. But who cares? While many are complaining about Rhino poachers (and with good right!) South African cycads are poached with hundreds and exported as ‘ferns’ of ‘palms’ (What do South African customs and their colleagues abroad know about the difference?).

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