M.A. Pérez-Farrera, ie, 2021
Oaxaca; Southern Mexico
Cones: Light Orange
This member of the Zamiazeae family
was given this name by Miguel Ángel Pérez-Farrera, José Said Gutiérrez-Ortega,
Jody L. Haynes and Andrew P. Vovides in 2021. It is found in Oaxaca in
southern Mexico, growing in a well drained limestone soil with some water and
some sun. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 20
to 150 centimetres tall, the entire plant
reach 250 centimetres in height. The cones are light orange.
The genus name from the
Greek ceras, meaning 'horn', which refers to the paired,
spreading horny projections on the male and female sporophylls of
all species. The species name is from the Latin aurantiacus and
refers to the 'glowing orange' colour of emerging leaves.