Zamia poeppigiana

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Figure 1. The attractive leaves of Z. poeppigiana.

Contents

Synonymy:

Z. lindenii

Common Names:

None

Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforests of Ecuador.

Description:

A large cycad up to 2.5m tall, with 2.5m long, bright green, leaves. Very attractive.

General:

The plants in the photos are from the Rio Palenque Scientific Center where the American botanist Cal Dodson preserved some original rainforest area. But I am not sure that those Zamias were there naturally or if they have been planted by Cal Dodson, he has definetly planted some of them in some adjacent open areas.

Culture:

Warm, sheltered and moist.


Figure 2. Z. poeppigiana
Figure 3. Z. poeppigiana in habitat.
Figure 4. Z. poeppigiana


Contributed by:

Jan Andersson

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums