We are launching our series of illustrations related to life, nature and sciences in general. Here you can see a specimen of Cycas Revoluta. Cycas Revoluta is a pan-chronic species belonging to an order of gymnosperms (Cycadales). They are neither palms nor ferns but rather an intermediate between the two. Once very diverse, they are the ancestors of seed plants and appeared in the Carboniferous period with the ferns. They appeared long before the dinosaurs and are still alive, and are roughly described as living fossils.