Zamia furfuracea

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Figure 1. Z. furfuracea - an attractive plant in SE Queensland.

Contents

Synonymy:

Zamia maritima,
Zamia crassifolia,
Zamia fusca var latifolia

Common Names:

Cardboard Sago

Distribution & Habitat:

Coastal savannah of eastern Mexico, where it can grow right down to the water.

Description:

A very distinctive cycad with thick, felty leaflets, and leaves up to 1m long.

Culture:

Easily grown, likes full sun, and sandy, well drained soils. Very tough.
Probably the most popular cycad, after Cycas revoluta.

Figure 2. A spectacular Z. furfuracea in Sydney.
Figure 3. A very large Z. furfuracea in Hawaii.
Figure 4. A mass planting of Z. furfuracea in Adelaide.


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&4)
Paul Kennedy (Figure 2&3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown, Wikipedia, Floridata

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums