Australian Native Plants

  Bowenia spectabilis (Zamia Fern)


Bowenia spectabilis photo
Bowenia Spectabilis in Prague

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Bowenia spectabilis photo
Bowenia Spectabilis - 2 yrs old in Prague

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ZAMIA FERN FACTS

distribution map showing range of Bowenia spectabilis in Australia

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


Common Name
Zamia Fern

Description
The Zamia Fern is a cycad with smooth edged leaves growing straight from the underground tuber with about seven branches on mature leaf. The individual leaflets are in bipinnate arrangement around the stem. The fruit is pineapple shaped cone, with green -purple oval seeds.

Height
to 1.5m

Habitat
subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests

Propagation
seed. large plants can be divided

Distribution
north-east Queensland coast and ranges



Classification
Class:Cycadopsida
Order:Cycadales
Family:Stangeriaceae
Genus:Bowenia
Species:spectabilis
Common Name:Zamia Fern