Macrozamia fraseri

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Macrozamia fraseri
Macrozamia fraseri with cones.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia
Species: M. fraseri
Binomial name
Macrozamia fraseri
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Closeup of cone
Large specimens in Coomallo Nature Reserve

Macrozamia fraseri is a species of plant in the Zamiaceae family. It is endemic to the south west of Western Australia, and restricted largely to the sandy soils of the Swan Coastal Plain and Geraldton Sandplains. The range of Macrozamia fraseri overlaps that of Macrozamia riedlei.

Macrozamia fraseri is typical of cycads in being slow-growing, perennial, evergreen and dioecious. The trunk of old plants can be over a metre in height, with a surface burnt by bush fires of the past.

Macrozamia fraseri contains poisonous glycosides known as cycasins.

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