Zamia chigua

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

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Synonymy:

Zamia princeps,
Aulacophyllum ortgiesi

Conservation Status:

Near Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

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

Description:

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

Culture:

Warm, sheltered, and moist but well drained.



Contributed by:

Michael Calonje (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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