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Ceratozamia Species - Rare Drought-Resistant Cycads from Mexico & Central America

Ceratozamia SpeciesThe Ceratozamia genus of cycad plants includes 16 named cycad species (and numerous undescribed ones) native to Mexico, Guatemala & Belize. The name of the genus Ceratozamia combines the Greek word ceratos, meaning “horned,” with Zamia (a previously named cycad), and refers to the horned cone scales on mature specimens of these rare plants. Ceratozamia was named by 19th Century French botanist and palaeobiologist Adolphe Theodore Brongniart in 1846.

The rare plant species in the genus Ceratozamia tend to be less “formal” looking than other cycad plants, with shiny, usually dark green leaves that spread outward from the plant in a graceful, arching manner. Currently these plants are available for sale in the USA only.



Ceratozamia hildae
Ceratozamia hildae "Spineless Form"
Ceratozamia kuesteriana
Ceratozamia hildae

Ceratozamia hildae "Spineless Form"

Ceratozamia kuesteriana

Ceratozamia latifolia
Ceratozamia mexicana
Ceratozamia microstrobila Plants
Ceratozamia latifolia

Ceratozamia mexicana

Ceratozamia microstrobila Plants

Ceratozamia miqueliana Plants
Ceratozamia sp. Molongo
Ceratozamia norstogii Plants
Ceratozamia miqueliana Plants

Ceratozamia sp. Molongo

Ceratozamia norstogii Plants

Ceratozamia presa aleman
Ceratozamia robusta Plants
Ceratozamia zaragozae
Ceratozamia presa aleman

Ceratozamia robusta Plants

Ceratozamia zaragozae

Ceratozamia sp. "Santiago Tuxla"
Ceratozamia sp. "Santiago Tuxla"




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