Austin Gardner, 1930
Grit - Mix
Macrozamia fraseri, Miq.
Cycas riedlei, Gaudich.
This member of the Zamiaceae family was given this name by
Charles Austin Gardner in 1930. It is found
in south western Australia, growing in a well drained latritic soil
(rich in iron and aluminium) with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 25
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 or even 300 centimetres in
cones are greenish brown.
The genera name from Latin
macro; 'big' and Zamia, another genus in the family. The
species is named after Anselme Riedlé, 1765–1801, a gardener at the
Jardin des Plantes, who was invited to join the Nicolas Baudin
scientific expedition 1800–1804 in the corvettes Géographe and
Naturaliste to chart the coast of New Holland in Australia.