Théodore de Brongniart,
Medium - Maximum
Cones: Brown, Female Cones: Grey
Zamia mexicana, Jean Jules Linden, 1853.
Ceratozamia brevifolia, Miq. 1848.
intermedia, Miq. 1848.
var. minor, Miq. 1849.
Ceratozamia mexicana var. tenuis, Dyer.
Ceratozamia mexicana var. vulgaris, J.Schust.
Dipsacozamia mexicana ,
Liebm. ex Dyer, 1884.
This member of the Zamiazeae
family was described with this name by Adolphe Théodore de Brongniart
in 1846. It is found in forests of Hidalgo, Puebla, San Luis Potosi
& Veracruz in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. The
stem will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres
high. The leaves can reach 150 centimetres long. The male cone is
brown, the female grey.
MoBot list it as a member of the Cycadaceae family.
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 indicate its origin form Mexico.