Ceratozamia miqueliana

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Figure 1. C. miqueliana at Kew Gardens


Distribution & Habitat:

In Veracruz Mexico, where there are 2 distinct populations; one on the coast, and the other between 60, and 800m altitude. It comes from cool, humid, semi-deciduous rainforest.


A small to medium sized cycad to about 1m tall, with up to 9 dark green leaves to 2m long.


Prefers a cool tropical/sub-tropical climate, shade, good drainage, and high humidity.

Figure 2. C. miqueliana leaf detail.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums