Zamia picta

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Figure 1. Z. picta


Distribution & Habitat:

Central American rainforest.


A small but very unusual cycad with a subterranean trunk, and mildly variegated leaves.



Likes warmth, shade, and quite a lot of water. A slow grower.

Figure 2. Z. picta - close-up of a leaflet.
Figure 3. Z. picta - male cones.
Figure 4. Z. picta female cones.
Figure 5. Well grown plant of Z. picta

Contributed by:

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

External Links:

Cycad Pages, JSTOR, Trebrown

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