The Queen sago (Cycas circinalis) belongs to the Cycadaceae (the Cycad family). It is a small evergreen tree that is native to southern India and Sri Lankan. The trunk is thick, has almost no branches, and is about 7 m tall. The leaves are pinnate compound, and arranged in whorls at the tip of the trunk. The leaflets are linear. The seed is poisonous. The potent poison in the seeds is removed by soaking them in water. After the final soaking, the seeds are dried and ground into flour. The flour is used to make tortillas, tamales, soup and porridge.