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The Cycad Pages
Cycads in south-eastern Australia

South-eastern Australia (south of the Tropic of Capricorn) is the centre for Macrozamia (Zamiaceae), with 32 species in the region at the latest count and probably more to come. The greatest diversity within the genus occurs here, with several apparently recent evolutionary radiations. Most are understorey plants of eucalypt forests and woodlands. A single species of Lepidozamia also occurs here, and two Cycas species creep into the far north of the region.

The Cycad Pages

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