Photo by PalmBob, Davesgarden.com.
The caudex and female and male cones by Josef Cycad Perner,
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.
G. P. Landry & M. C. Wilson,
Male Cone: Yellow-Green.
Female: Yellow-Green - Olive-Green
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