Zamia chigua

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Figure 1. Z. chigua in habitat in Bajo Calima region in Valle, Colombia.



Zamia princeps,
Aulacophyllum ortgiesi

Conservation Status:

Near Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Lowland rainforest in the Chiriqui region of Panama and the Choco of Colombia.


A medium sized cycad with a wrinkled trunk to 2m tall, and leaves up to 3m long


Warm, sheltered, and moist but well drained.

Contributed by:

Michael Calonje (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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