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  Ceratozamia robusta 'Santiago Tuxtla'
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Belize, Guatemala, Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Dark green upright leaf up to 2m. Lanceolate(long, wider in the middle) symmertric. Long leaves with thick leaflets. Flat in section, vernation straight. The leaves growing upward and project upward from the trunk in all direction.  Thorns at the basal of the petiole.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade, [Remarks] (Grow better in some shade.)
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Thick
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Woody, Underground
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Plant Sexuality (non-Angiosperm) :
      Cone / Strobilius Description :
      Seed / Ovule: Seed cones are grey in color, Ovoid cylindrical, 30-50cm long, 10-14cm diam; Peduncle 15cm long. Seeds ovoid, 25mm long, 20mm wide; Sarcotesta white, turn brown when aged.
      Pollen / Staminate: Pollen cones are brown in color, ovoid-cylindrical/narrowly ovoid-cylindrical. 30-50cm long, 10-14cm diam; Peduncle 10cm long.

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