Zamia fischeri

COMMON NAME

Fischer's Cycad

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

A small cycad with a subterranean trunk, and leaves to about 30cm long. It has thin paperish leaflets that hang down. Often mistaken for a fern. Zamia fischeri is named after Gustav Fischer, a cycad enthusiast of the nineteenth century.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Endemic to Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

It grows as an understory plant in the oak and cloud forests of central Mexico at about 600 meters in elevation.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg



Zamia fischeri