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Macrozamia moorei

Macrozamia moorei, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Cycadophyta
Classis: Cycadopsida
Ordo: Cycadales
Subordo: Zamiineae
Familia: Zamiaceae
Subfamilia: Encephalartoideae
Tribus: Encephalarteae
Subtribus: Macrozamiinae
Genus: Macrozamia
Species: M. moorei


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).
* Harden, Gwen J. Flora of New South Wales. Kensington, NSW (Australia), New South Wales University Press (1990).
* The Cycad Pages: Macrozamia moorei
* Macrozamia moorei F.Muell.
* PACSOA: Macrozamia moorei


* 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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