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Zamia furfuracea

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Some large ones from The Philippines.

Author: Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1789
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  1,8 Meter
Flower:  Cone: Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Cardboard Palm
Synonyms:  Palmifolium furfuraceum, Kuntze, 1891.
Palma pumila, Mill.
Zamia crassifolia,
B.S.Williams ex T.Moore & Mast.
Zamia vestita,
Van Houtte

This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by
Carl Linnaeus Jr. in 1789. It is found in Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow to 25 centimetres in diameter, the leaves will get 180 centimetres long. It can only be reproduced by seeds from the brown cones of the female plant.

The genera name from the Latin zamia, for 'pine nut'. The species name means 'mealy' or 'scurfy'.