Some interesting pic's on an E. Middelburgensis Cycad stem. While inspecting and pollinating a garden I stumbled across this occurrence. Premature male cones forming on the side of the e. Middelburgensis stem. Out of sequence to the normal time of coning. And what an surprise, at further investigation we discovered that these cones actually starts to become suckers. Enjoy the pictures One day we will have the full story!