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Ceratozamia Latifolia

DescriptionCycads World

A small cycad which in nature develops a slender, light brown trunk to about 20cm tall and 10cm across.

Young Leaves

Pale green to bronze, lightly hairy.

Mature Leaves

Two to four per plant, 0.5 - 1m long, dark olive green, smooth, glabrous.

Male Cones

15 - 17cm x 2 - 2.3cm, usually solitary, cylindrical, brown.

Female Cones

5 - 6cm x 4 -4.5cm, usually solitary, broadly cylindrical, greenish brown, woolly.

Distribution and Habitat

Endemic to San Luis Potosi and Hildago in eastern Mexico growing at about850m altitude. This species occurs in cloud forests.

Distinguished by its leaflets which are evenly arranged along the fronds. It should be noted however that rarely some plants may produce an occasional leaf which has clustered leaflets.

Cultivation

Suited to cool tropical and subtropical regions. An attractive species for a lightly shaded position in the ground or as a container subject. Plants can sucker freely under suitable conditions. Established plants are tolerant of some neglect.

Propagation

From fresh seed or by division of suckers. Plants produce cones from an early age and seeds germinate readily.

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