The caudex by Josef Cycas Perner, Llifle.eu.
Female cones by Michele
Wild plant by
Giuseppe Mazza, Monaconatureencyclopedia.com.
Stevenson, Sabato & De Luca, 1998
Clayey - Mix
Minimum - Medium
This member of the Zamiaceae
family was described by Dennis William Stevenson
, Sergio Sabato and Paolo De Luca in 1995-96 and published in 1998. It is only found in the
Northern Veracruz, Mexico. It grows in open forests, in a clayey soil with some water and not much if any sun. The
caudex-like stem will get ten centimetres in diameter and 30
centimetres high. The leaves up to one meter. Both male and female
cone are brown. As fare as I know, it can only be reproduced by it's
The genera name from the Latin
zamia, for 'pine nut'. The species name
Vazquez Torres, a Mexican botanist.
Often confused with
Zamia fischeri, which are less numerous in leaves (less than six),
are less than 30 cm long, are reflexed, and have less than 12 pairs
There are less than 50 left in
The species name; vazquezii
is in honour of Mario Vazquez Torres, the Mexican botanist who first
discovered the species.