Zamia roezleii

COMMON NAME

Chigua

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

A remarkable species that is supposed to be the most primitive member of the genus. It is fast growing and can reach a trunk height of up to 7m (23ft), topped by an enormous crown of leaves up to 10ft long with large, thick, ribbed leaflets up to 1.6 x 16".

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Colombia and the Pacific coast of Ecuador

NATIVE HABITAT

This species grows in equatorial forests and swampy mangrove of the Pacific coastal lowlands. Plants are usually not far above sea level. Some plants may be flooded by high tides. The soils have been described as brackish mud.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au



Zamia roezleii