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Family: ZAMIACEAE 

 Zamia poeppigiana
 
  
Author:  Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius & August Wilhelm Eichler, 1863
Family:  Zamiaceae
Habitat:  Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador and Peru
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  400 Centimetres
Flower:  Cones; Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Palmifolium poppigianum, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze, 1891. Zamia lindenii, Eduard August von Regel, 1875. Zamia baraquiniana Hort. Zamia parasitica Poepp. Zamia wielandii J.Schust.

The trunk might be a bit too skinny for a caudiciform.

The leaf
   This member of the Zamiaceae family was given this name by Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius and August Wilhelm Eichler in 1863. It is found in the coastal plains and foothills of the Cordillera Occidental in Ecuador, Acre, Brazil and South-western Colombia as well as in Peru (Loreto province) and in south-western Colombia. It grow from 300 to 1000 metres height, in a rich soil with quite some water and little to some sun. The stem can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 400 centimetres in height. The cones are brown.

The specific epithet honours Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868) a German botanist, zoologist, and explorer from Leipzig who first collected the species during an expedition to Brazil and Peru.

  
The same plant from another angle and the female cone

An old drawing of a younger plant