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Wild plants by Ivanlau, Inaturalist.org.


A meduim sized plant by PalmBob.


The female cone by Favio Gonzalez, Biologie.uni-hamburg.de.

Author: 

Dennis William Stevenson, 2001

Family:  ZAMIACEAE
Origin: 

Santander; Colombia

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium - Maximum

Thickness: 

20-25 Centimetres

Height: 

250 Centimetres

Flower: 

Cone: Male: Yellowish-brown. Female: Pale Brown, changing into Dark Green.

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

Cacao Del Indio

Synonyms: -

This member of the Zamiaceae  family was given this name by Dennis William Stevenson in 2001. It is found in the province of the Colombian Santander province near the Chicamocha River and Umpala River. It is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to 20 or even 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 250 centimetres in height. The male cones are yellowish-brown while the female cones changes from pale brown to dark green while maturing.

The genera name from the Latin zamia, for 'pine nut'. The species name means 'looking like Encephalartos' another genera in the family.


The male cone by Michael Calonje, Cycadlist.org.