Ceratozamia whitelockiana

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Figure 1. C. whitelockiana


Distribution & Habitat:

Found only in a small area in Oaxaca state, Mexico, on steep slopes in evergreen cloud forests in the Rio Valle Nacional.


It has a short, solitary trunk, but up to 12 long (to 250cm (8ft)), upright, flat in cross section leaves, with thin, long and wide, bright green, semiglossy leaflets.


Likes a shady, damp, frost free position.

Figure 2. C. whitelockiana leaf detail

Contributed by:

Helen Knowles (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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