Zamia tuerckheimii

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Figure 1. Z. tuerckheimii leaf detail.

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Conservation Status:

Near Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Slopes and limestone ridges in Guatemalan rainforest.

Description:

A small cycad, with oblong, glossy green leaflets to 25cm by 8cm, and up to 20 per leaf. Leaves to 1.5m long.

Culture:

Prefers an alkaline potting mix, in warm, shady, and moist conditions.

Figure 2. A very nice plant of Z. tuerckheimii growing on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.


Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1)
Clayton York, Utopia Palms & Cycads (Figure 2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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