Macrozamia moorei

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Macrozamia moorei
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia
M. moorei
Binomial name
Macrozamia moorei

Macrozamia moorei is a cycad in the family Zamiaceae, native to Queensland (Australia).

The species was described by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1881, naming it after Charles Moore (1820–1905), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.


Macrozamia moorei is the tallest-growing species of Macrozamia, growing to 7 metres (23 ft) tall with a trunk 50–80 cm diameter. It has keeled leaves up to 2.5 metres (8.2 ft) long, with short petioles bearing numerous spines, and 120–220 leaflets, each leaflet 20–35 cm long and 5–10 mm broad.


The plant is cultivated by specialty plant nurseries as an ornamental plant.



  1. ^ Forster, P. (2010). "Macrozamia moorei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T42014A10623902. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T42014A10623902.en. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
  • Jones, David L. Cycads of the world. Australia, Reed Books (1993).
  • Harden, Gwen J. Flora of New South Wales. Kensington, NSW (Australia), New South Wales University Press (1990).

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