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Ceratozamia norstogii Plants

Ceratozamia norstogii Plants

Ceratozamia norstogii was named in honor of well-known botanist and cycad enthusiast Knut Norstog, in 1982 by botanist Dennis Stevenson.Ceratozamia norstogii had been known since the 1920s under various other names, including Ceratozamia plumosa. It has narrow leaflets, and long, twisted leaves. Ceratozamia norstogii is native to a very small habitat in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, in seasonally dry pine-oak forests in the Sierra Madre del Sul.

Ceratozamia norstogii has a trunk is part thatís arborescent, part subterranean, up to 5 feet in length, and 5-9 inches in diameter. New leaves emerge bronze, red or chocolate brown. They are leaves dark green, semiglossy, 2-6 feet long, flat along the leaf, with a spiral twist. Leaflets are thick and somewhat leathery curved inward, 10-20 inches long, and barely 1/8-3/16 inches wide.






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Ceratozamia norstogii Plants