Macrozamia moorei

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

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.

Description[edit]

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.

Cultivation

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

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