Zamia roezlii

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Zamia roezlii
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Zamia
Species: Z. roezlii
Binomial name
Zamia roezlii

Zamia roezlii is a species of cycad, a plant in the Zamiaceae family. It is found in Colombia (Choco, Nariño, Valle del Cauca, and Amazonas departments) and the Pacific coast of Ecuador. It is named for the Czech botanist Benedikt Roezl. A single sperm cell from Zamia roezlii is about 0.4 mm in length and is visible to the unaided eye, being the world's largest sperm.


  1. ^ Donaldson, J.S. 2003. Zamia roezlii. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 24 August 2007.