Macrozamia moorei, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Macrozamia moorei F. Muell., Australas. Chem. Drugg. 4: 84 (1881)
Honouring botanist Charles E. Moore (1820-1905), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney (1848-1896).
Hill, K.D. Macrozamia moorei http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/cycadpg?taxname=Macrozamia+moorei
Macrozamia moorei is a cycad in the family Zamiaceae, native to Queensland (Australia).
It is the tallest-growing species of Macrozamia, growing to 7 m tall with a trunk 50-80 cm diameter. It has keeled leaves up to 2.5 m long, with short petioles bearing numerous spines, and 120-220 leaflets, each leaflet 20-35 cm long and 5-10 mm broad.
The species was described by Ferdinand von Mueller in 1881, naming it after Charles Moore (1820-1905), director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
References and external links
* Jones, David L. Cycads of the world. Australia, Reed Books (1993).
* Hill (2003). Macrozamia moorei. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 12 May 2006.
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