Sown in 1878. 30 centimetres
in 130 years, given good conditions in the Victorian House,
This member of the Zamiazeae
family was described with this name by Adolphe Théodore de Brongniart
in 1846. It is found in forests of Hidalgo, Puebla, San Luis Potosi
& Veracruz, Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some sun. The
stem will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres
high. The leaves can reach 150 centimetres long. The male cone is
brown, the female grey.
MoBot list it as a member of the Cycadaceae family.
The name is from the Greek: "ceras"
means horn, and "azaniae" cone.