Australian Native Plants

  Macrozamia riedlei (Zamia Palm)


Macrozamia riedlei photo
Photo of Macrozamia riedlei at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

Photograph by Stan Shebs. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




ZAMIA PALM FACTS

distribution map showing range of Macrozamia riedlei in Australia

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


Common Name
Zamia Palm

Description
The Zamia Palm is a relatively small cycad with a crown of twelve to thirty glossy green leaves. The fronds are 1.2 m to 2.2 m long and slightly keeled. Each frond has about 92 to 50 leaflets which are about 23cm to 48cm long and 1cm wide. The cycad seed cones are barrel-shaped and 30cm, to 40cm long and 10cm to 15cm in diameter.

Height
2m

Spread
3m

Habitat
grows as an under-storey plant in Jarrah forest.

Propagation
propagation is from seed

Distribution
south western parts of Western Australia

Classification
Class:Cycadopsida
Order:Cycadales
Family:Zamiaceae
Genus:Macrozamia
Species:riedlei
Common Name:Zamia Palm


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