Zamia tuerckheimii

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Figure 1. Z. tuerckheimii leaf detail.


Conservation Status:

Near Threatened

Distribution & Habitat:

Slopes and limestone ridges in Guatemalan rainforest.


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


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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