Australian Native Plants

  Macrozamia miquelii (Burrawang)


Macrozamia miquelii photo
Macrozamia miquelii, Mount Archer National Park, Rockhampton, Queensland.

Photograph by Ethel Aardvark. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




BURRAWANG FACTS

distribution map showing range of Macrozamia miquelii in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Burrawang

Description
Macrozamia miquelii is a medium-sized cycad. It is an attractive plant with comparatively soft green fronds with narrow pointed leaflets that stand upright initially before arching downwards with age. The trunk is usually subterranean with little of it visible above ground. The caudex can grow to about 60cm and 50cm in diameter in old plants. Some plants do have an above ground trunk to about 1m tall. It is similar in appearance to a number of other species such as Macrozamia douglasii and M. macleayi. The crown has up to 50 to 100 fronds that grow 80cm to 2m long and are flat without keel. The male cones are 15cm to 35cm long and about 4cm to 7cm in diameter. The female cones are about 20cm to 40cm long and 7cm to 13cm in diameter. The cycad seeds are 25mm to 35mm long and orange or red when ripe.

Height
1m

Spread
3m

Habitat
found in eucalypt forests on poor soils.

Propagation
propagation is from seed

Distribution
Southern Queensland below Rockhampton and northern New South Wales.

Classification
Class:Cycadopsida
Order:Cycadales
Family:Zamiaceae
Genus:Macrozamia
Species:miquelii
Common Name:Burrawang


Relatives in same Genus
  Macrozamia communis
  Macrozamia johnsonii
  Macrozamia macdonnellii
  Macrozamia moorei
  Macrozamia riedlei