Dennis William Stevenson,
Medium - Maximum
Cone: Male: Yellowish-brown. Female:
Pale Brown, changing into Dark Green.
Cacao Del Indio
This member of the
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.