​Macrozamia macdonnellii

COMMON NAME

MacDonnell Ranges cycad, Burrawang

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

The MacDonnell Ranges cycad is a species unique to central Australia and is the only cycad in the region.  Researchers have generally believed that the MacDonnell Ranges cycad has survived in central Australia since the Eocene period, more than 30 million years ago when Australia's climate was much wetter and rainforest much more widespread.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Macdonnell Ranges, Northern territory, Australia

NATIVE HABITAT

This species is found widely scattered on thin soils on rocky slopes, in Triodia grassland or open woodland. They usually occur in shaded gullies or sheltered gorges and also grow on hills of both metamorphic and sedimentary rock.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

llifle.com



Macrozamia macdonnellii