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Macrozamia moorei F. Muell


KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionCycadophytaAll cycads—primitive palm-like plants
OrderCycadalesLiving cycads (most are extinct)
FamilyZamiaceaeCycas that are superficially palm- or fernlike

About plant names...

This cycad is native to Queensland, Australia, and is not found in the wild in North America. It is considered a threatened species.

Identification: While many cycads are low to the ground, this species resembles a palm tree, reaching up to 23′ (7 m) in height, making it the tallest member of Macrozamia. The trunk is 1½-2½′ (50-80 cm) in diameter. Leaves are up to 8′ (2.5 m) long, arching upward and bending downward, with 120-220 leaflets. Individual leaflets are 8-14″ (20-35 cm) × ⅛-⅜″ (5-10 mm). Seeds look quite unusual.

Online References:

The Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia (1 of 2)

The Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia (2 of 2)


The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Red List of Threatened Species

The Gymnosperm Database

Wikimedia Commons



Macrozamia moorei (cycad)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, Cali­fornia

Macrozamia moorei (cycad)

"Confined to the Springsure to Carnarvon Range district of central Queensland, where it is locally abundant in open dry woodland, on shallow, rocky, usually poor soils." (From Ken Hill, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.)

Encephalartos moorei (F.Muell.) F.Muell.


Macrozamia moorei description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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