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  Zamia vazquezii D.W.Stev.,Sabato & De Luca
  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 :
      Northern Veracruz, Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Temperate Forest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Temperate
      CITES Protection :
      True (Appendix II)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: Up to 1m long, petioles 14-40cm long and rachis with 12-25 pairs of leaflet. Prickles on the petiole. The leaflets are thin and wide with very small teeth in the upper two-thirds. 
      Stems: It has subteranean, subglobose, up to 10cm in diameter.  
      [Others]: It is similar to Z. fischeri but has more, and longer leaves, with more than 12 pairs of leaflets on each leaf. Leaflets of Z. vazquezii are ovate to obpyriform in shape with attenuate to acuminate apices in contrast to Z.fischeri that are lanceolate with acute apices. In addition, petioles of Z. vazquezii often have small prickles whereas those of Z. fischeri are always smooth. 
      Habitat :
      It grows in semi-evergreen forests to pine-oak forests. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch, Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny, Spiny / Bristly / Stinging
      Foliar Type :
      Compound (Even-Pinnate)
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Seed Colour(s) :
      Orange, Red

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