Zamia poeppigiana

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Figure 1. The attractive leaves of Z. poeppigiana.



Z. lindenii

Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforests of Ecuador.


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


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.


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