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Author:   A.L.P Pyramus de Candolle, 1869
Origin:  East Australia
Soil:  Rich - Grit
Water:  Minimum - Maximum
Sun:  Minimum - Maximum
Thickness:  50 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower:  Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Encephalartos miquelii, F.Muell. 1862. Macrozamia mackenzii Hort. ex Masters.
Macrozamia elegantissima, W.Bull.
Macrozamia spiralis
var. cylindrica, Regel.
Macrozamia spiralis
var. cylindrica, Maiden & Betche.
Macrozamia tridentata
subsp. cylindrica, J.Schust.
Macrozamia tridentata
var. mackenzii, J.Schust.
Macrozamia tridentata f. milkaui,
Macrozamia tridentata
var. miquelii, J.Schust..
Macrozamia tridentata f. oblongifolia,
Macrozamia tridentata
var. oblongifolia, Regel.
Zamia miquelii,
Zamia occidentalis,
Lodd. ex Miq.
Zamia unidentata,

This member of the Zamiaceae family was given this name by Alphonse Louis Pierre Pyramus de Candolle in 1869. It grows in the costal parts of southern Queensland and northern New South Wales in all from a rich soil to grit, almost in swamp to dry rocks, shadow or full sun (sounds easy!). The caudex can grow up to half a meter in diameter, the stems reach for two meters.

The genera name from Latin macro; 'big' and Zamia, another genus in the family. The species is named after Dutch medical practitioner and botanist F.A.W. Miquel.

Sub-family: Encephalartoideae. Tribe: Encephalarteae. Sub-tribe: Macrozamiinae.