Edith Sherwood Ph.D. and Erica Sherwood

The Voynich Botanical Plants

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folio 56v

Folio 56v, Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta), is native to the Old World tropics. However, fossils of this palm have been found on almost every continent on the planet. It is an ancient plant that is either male or female. Folio 56v probably represents a male sago palm with a cone. This palm is very slow growing and the trunk can branch multiple times, thus producing multiple heads of leaves. China is reputed to have a 1,000-year-old sago palm.

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