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  Zamia fischeri Miq.ex Lem
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  Synonyms : Zamia forsteri, Zamia tenuifolia

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Plant Ploidy :
      Haploid / Monoploid (2n=1x)
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Eastern Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      CITES Protection :
      True (Appendix II)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Green.  Unlike other species, it has no prickles. The young leaves are in light brown, contrast with the mature leaves. Leaflets are papery, lanceolate with margins having serrations in the upper half. It looks similar to Zamia vazquezii. The Z. fischeri can be distinguished by having smaller leaves, and no prickles on its petioles. 
      Habitat :
      Found on well-drained rocky sites in evergreen forests at about 600m in elevation. Receiving average of 1500 - 2000 mm rainfall annually, falling mainly in summer. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade, [Remarks] (They can adapts to conditions of almost full sun to full shade.)
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Potential Problems :
      Easily affected by scale insects and mealybug. Periodic treatment is suggested, 
      Pest(s) :
      Sucking Insects
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny, Thin
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Glossy / Shiny
      Foliar Type :

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