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Macrozamia macleayi

Macrozamia macleayi Miq., Arch. Néerl. Sci. Exact. Nat. 3(5): 250 (1868). ?H—U
"TYPE: Australia, Queensland, Moreton River Region, Macleay s.n. (holo U)."


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Description:

Plants acaulescent or arborescent, stem 0-0.4 m tall, 30-40 cm diam.

Leaves 40-70 in crown, deep green, highly glossy, 150-210 cm long, flat (not keeled) in section, with 120-150 leaflets; rachis not spirally twisted; petiole 50-60 cm long (10-15 cm spine-free), spinescent, 12-16 mm wide at lowest leaflets; basal leaflets reducing to spines.

Leaflets simple, strongly discolorous; margins flat; apex entire, spinescent; median leaflets 30-40 mm long, 6-9 mm wide.

Pollen cones not seen.

Seed cones narrowly ovoid, 20-25 cm long, 9-10 cm diam.; megasporophyll with an expanded peltate apex 45-60 mm wide, 15-20 mm high; apical spine 10-42 mm long.

Seeds flattened-ovoid, 28-32 mm long, 22-25 mm wide; sarcotesta orange, or red.


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