Zamia polymorpha

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Figure 1. A very nice plant of Z. polymorpha


Conservation Status:

Not endangered.

Distribution & Habitat:

It is found on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and along the eastern coast of Belize.


A small cycad with a subterranean caudex up to 10cm in diameter. It usually has 2-3 leaves, between 0.5 and 1.5 m long, and a prickled petiole. The leaflets are lanceolate with serrated margins in the upper two thirds, and up to 30cm long, and 8cm wide.


Sunny, sandy, well drained position.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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