Australian Native Plants

  Macrozamia moorei (Moore's Cycad)


Macrozamia moorei photo
Macrozamia moorei

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MOORE'S CYCAD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Macrozamia moorei in Australia

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


Common Name
Moore's Cycad

Description
Moore's Cycad is the tallest Macrozamia cycad and can reach 7m with trunk diameter of 50cm to 80cm. The fronds are dull green and up to 2.5m long with a short stem. Leaflets are about 20cm to 30cm long and 5mm to 100 wide, with each frond having 120 to 220 leaflets. The stems have spines. The see cones are barrel-shaped and about 40cm to 80cm long and 15mm to 20mm in diameter. The seeds are red, ovoid and about 4cm to 6cm long and 3cm to 4cm wide.

Height
2m to 7m

Spread
3m

Habitat
open woodland, on shallow rocky soils.

Propagation
propagation is from seed

Distribution
Moore's Cycad is found around the Carnarvon Range area of central Queensland

Classification
Class:Cycadopsida
Order:Cycadales
Family:Zamiaceae
Genus:Macrozamia
Species:moorei
Common Name:Moore's Cycad


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