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Photo by PalmBob, Davesgarden.com.


The caudex and female and male cones by Josef Cycad Perner, Llifle.com.


Part of a leaf from Jlbg.org.


It is a bit bamboo-like, when the caudex is burried. From Biolib.cz.


A trained plant from Cycad.org.

Author: 

G. P. Landry & M. C. Wilson, 1979

Family: 

ZAMIACEAE

Origin: 

CS Mexico

Soil: 

Clay

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Medium

Thickness: 

25 Centimetres

Height: 

2-2,5 Metres

Flower: 

Male Cone: Yellow-Green.
Female: Yellow-Green - Olive-Green

Propagate: 

Seeds

Names: 

Bamboo Cycad

Synonyms: 

-

This dioecious member of the Zamiaceae family was given this name by Garrie Paul Landry & Marcia C. Wilson in 1979. It is found in central southern Mexico, growing in a clayish soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, but only ten to twenty centimetres in height. With the leaves, the entire plant reach 2-2,5 metres in height. The cones are yellow-green and the female end up olive-green.

It is the only cycad with more than two sets of leaflets per leaf internode.

The genus name from the Greek ceras, meaning 'horn', which refers to the paired, spreading horny projections on the male and female sporophylls, and azaino; 'pinecone' of all species. The species name honours Hilda Guerra Walker, daughter of Luciano Guerra, who first collected this plant.


The male cones by Giuseppe Mazza, Monaconatureencyclopedia.com.


The female cones by Giuseppe Mazza, Monaconatureencyclopedia.com.