Zamia kickxii

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Figure 1. Z. kickxii

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Synonymy:

Z. pygmaea probably. Z. pygmaea is a very variable species found throughout Cuba.

Conservation Status:

Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Endemic to Western Cuba and the Isla de Pinos where it is found in open dry habitats that vary from serpentine to limestone outcrops to almost pure sand. It is one of the most xerophytic species in the genus.

Description:

A small acaulescant cycad with up to 4 leaves in habitat (altho it can have up to 20 in cultivation) with stiff, dark green, obovate leaves, smooth petioles and rachis, and up to 15 (to 20 in cultivated plants) pairs of leaflets.

Culture:

Lightly shaded, very well drained soils. Very drought resistant.



Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, JSTOR, Trebrown

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