Lepidozamia hopei

COMMON NAME

Mulanje Cycad

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

Perhaps the worlds largest cycad, this species from northeastern Queensland, Australia forms a trunk that can reach 50 cm (20 in.) in diameter and over 17 m (55 ft.) tall. Its spreading crown can hold up to 100 pinnate leaves with broad, beautifully glossy leaflets.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to the Australian state of Queensland

NATIVE HABITAT

Plants are found to be scattered in rugged country, often in or near rainforest and sometimes in wet eucalypt forest. Plants are found on level sites near streams and also on steep drier slopes. The climate is distinctly tropical.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

llifle.com

 

Lepidozamia hopei