- Flower nameZamia furfuracea
- Scientific nameZamia furfuracea
- AliasZamia furfuracea, メキシコソテツ, ヒロハザミア, ザミア, Zamia
- Place of originMexico
- Place of floweringOrnamental plants
- Flowering seasonJune
What is Zamia furfuracea
Zamia furfuracea (scientific name: Zamia furfuracea) is an evergreen shrub native to Mexico and belonging to the genus Zamia. The trunk is short and bulbous and grows slowly. Although it is a cycad, the leaves have no thorns and are soft and comfortable to the touch. The leaves are pinnate compound leaves that radiate from the center of the trunk. The lobules are yellow-green, wide, cortical, hard, semi-glossy and rounded at the tip. It is considered a houseplant because the leaves are unique. Dioecious. Male flowers are grayish green and cylindrical. Female flowers are cylindrical, covered with light brown fluff, and are 6-7 cm in diameter. All will bloom in early June. Pollination is carried out by insects called white weevil (Rhopalotria mollis).
Generic name: Zamia furfuracea, Scientific name: Zamia furfuracea, Other name: Mexican cycad, Origin: Mexico, Lifestyle : evergreen shrub, tree height 1.3 m, tree width: 2 m, leaf length: 20-100 cm, petiole length: 15-30 cm, dioecious, male flower: gray-green, cylindrical, female flower length: 15- 25 cm, flowering season (male and female): early June.