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Ceratozamia microstrobila Seeds

Ceratozamia microstrobila Seeds

Ceratozamia microstrobila is named from the Greek, micros, meaning small, strobilus, meaning cone, because of itís small cones. This lovely and rare Ceratozamia was described by Mexican botanist Andrew Vovides and American botanist John D. Rees in 1983. It is distinguished by its broad thin leaflets and small cones.

This extremely rare cycad is known only from a single mountain in the Sierra Madre Oriental in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It grows at nearly 3000 feet in altitude in limestone soil, varying in its habitat between mixed deciduous cloud forest and oak woods.

Its trunk is largely subterranean, up to 10 inches in length and 4 inches in diameter. New leaves emerge bronze, red or chocolate brown, hardening off to a glossy light green or bright green, Leaves are flat, not keeled, 20-30 inches long, with leaflets that are lance-shaped or oval, 6-7 inches long.

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Ceratozamia microstrobila Seeds