Macrozamia macdonnellii (MacDonnell Ranges Cycad)
MacDonnell Ranges Cycad (Macrozamia macdonnellii) in Cycad Gorge, Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
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MacDonnell Ranges Cycad
The MacDonnell Ranges Cycad is a medium to large cycad with blue green leaves that grow to 1.5m to 2.5m long and arch downwards stiffly. The crown may have 50 to 120 keeled leaves. The trunk grows to 3m tall and about 60cm to 80cm in diameter. Its most distinguishing features are the strong blue leaf colour and the large female cones and seeds. The seed cones are about 40cm to 50cm long and about 25cm in diameter. The cycad seeds are orange or orange-brown, ovoid and about 60mm to 80mm long and 40mm to 50mm wide.
found in thin soil on rocky mountain slopes and in open woodland.
propagation is from seed
MacDonnell Ranges and Hartz Ranges in central Australia.
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