Ceratozamia latifolia

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Figure 1. Lovely bronze new leaves.


Distribution & Habitat:

Cloud forests of eastern Mexico, around San Luis Potosi, and Hidalgo.


A small cycad which can eventually get a 20cm trunk. Rarely more than 4 leaves to a plant, up to 1m long, smooth and dark green in colour. The young leaves are a very attractive bronze colour.


Sheltered, lightly shaded position in the tropics/sub-tropics. A good container plant.

Contributed by:

Michael Gray

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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