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  Macrozamia moorei F.Muell.
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  Synonyms : Encephalartos moorei

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Plant Shape :
      Fountain (Palm-like)
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Australia (Queensland)
      Native Habitat :
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Temperate
      CITES Protection :
      True (Appendix II)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Crown: Very dense, up to 120 leaves in crown, fountain-like.
      Foliage: Deep green to grey-green, semi-glossy, up to 250cm long, keeled, with 120-220 leaflets; Rachis arching stiffly downwards; Petiole 2-10cm long, straight, basal leaflets reducing to spines. Leaflets are simple and weakly discolorous. 
      Habitat :
      Grow on open dry woodland or low hills in dry sclerophyll forests. Usually in shallow poor soil. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Poor Infertile Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm), Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Trunk Type (Non-Palm) :
      Root Type :
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Plant Sexuality (non-Angiosperm) :
      Cone / Strobilius Description :
      Seed / Ovule: Seed cones: ovoid, 40-80cm long, 14-19cm in diameter. Seeds ovoid: 4-6cm long, 3-4cm wide; sarcotesta red.
      Pollen / Staminate: Pollen cones: fusiform, 30-45cm long, 10-19cm in diameter.

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