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Distribution & Habitat:
Open forests in the mountains of the Chiapas, Mexico.
A medium sized cycad with either an erect or reclining trunk, to about 3m tall, with stems up to 40cm in diameter. The leaves are dark green, semiglossy, up to 1m long, 200-240 leaflets and with the basal leaflets reducing to spines.
An uncommon cycad, not often cultivated.
Full sun to light shade, in sub-tropical or warm temperate regions.
Bob and Marita Bobick (Figure 1&4)
Fred Zone 10A (Figure 2&3)