Macrozamia macdonnellii

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M. macdonnellii cone.


Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky mountain sides of the MacDonnell and Hartz Ranges, central Australia.


A medium to large cycad with a trunk to about 3m, and numerous bluey green leaves to about 2.5 long. A veryt spectacular plant.


A very sought after, but rarely seen plant.


A hot, dry, position in the full sun. Needs excellent drainage.

Figure 1. M. macdonnellii in the MacDonnell Ranges, NT.
Figure 2. M. macdonnellii
Figure 3. M. macdonnellii
Figure 4. M. macdonnellii in the MacDonnell Ranges, NT.
Figure 5. M. macdonnellii
Figure 6. M. macdonnellii

Contributed by:

Gary Beaumont (Figure 1,2,3,4,5&6)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, NTPWS, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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