Zamia imperialis

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Figure 1. Z. imperialis


Common Names:

Red-emergant skinnerri

Distribution & Habitat:

Lowland rainforest of Panama.


Beautiful glossy green corrugated leaves. Very similar to Z. skinneri. It has reddish brown new leaves (hence the common name).


Newly described. Previously just regarded as a variant of Z. skinneri


An understory rainforest plant, so it likes warmth, humidity and shade.

Contributed by:

Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 1)

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