|The Cycad Pages
- Lepidozamia peroffskyana Regel, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 1: 184 (1857).
- "TYPE: From a living plant in the Botanic Garden, St. Petersburg (holo LE)."
Honouring Grafen von Peroffsky, Minister for ?
Readily distinguished from the other species in the genus by the narrower leaflets with fewer veins.
Distribution and habitat:
South-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales, from
the ranges north-west of Brisbane to the Manning River district.
Scattered in small colonies in wet sclerophyll forests or on rainforest
margins, usually in steep country. Locally cultivated as an ornamental.
Not considered to be at risk (IUCN Red List category LR,lc). Gazetted as a Rare or Threatened Plant under Queensland Nature Conservation legislation.
erect, to 4 (rarely 7) m tall, to 80 cm in diameter, usually clad with
persistent leaf bases.
numerous, to 150 in the crown, 150-300 cm long, petiole 30-60 cm long, smooth.
150-250, spreading and somewhat lax, softly coriaceous, dark green and
highly glossy, 20-40 cm long, 5-13 mm wide, with 7-13 parallel
veins; stomata on both sides, mainly on the abaxial surface.
cylindrical, 45-75 cm long, 12-19 cm in diameter, the sporophylls
cuneate, to 50 mm long, 30 mm wide.
cylindrical, 40-90 cm long, 12-25 cm in diameter,
on a peduncle 15-20 cm long, 30-35 mm in diameter, the sporophylls
5-7 cm long, apically 4-8 cm wide and 2-3 cm high.
4-6 cm long, 25-30 mm diam.; sarcotesta red.