Zamia furfuracea

COMMON NAME

Cardboard cycad

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

The rigid, woody, medium-green foliage of cardboard plant emerges from a thick fleshy trunk that serves as a water reservoir in times of drought and forms a loose, spreading, symmetrical rosette eventually reaching to six or eight feet tall.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeastern Veracruz state in eastern Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

This species grows in areas varying from generally arid thorn scrub to sandy soils and in limestone sea cliffs.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

llifle.com



Zamia furfuracea