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Zamia cf. purpurea, ribbed form

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Uluwehi, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    This is for T. migratoris:

    Zamia purpurea, a very rare, dwarf, tropical understory cycad from found in southern Veracruz and in the Uxpanapa district of Oaxaca, Mexico. Taxonomists are not certain if this is a true Zamia purpurea or if it is a new species. The new leaves fade from bronze to green quite slowly. This is one of my favourite cycad species! It requires warm conditions, (best kept above 68°F minimum temperature as a night time low).

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    fades to green:
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  2. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Oh, that is beautiful Jacob. I love the gradual color shift. :)
     
  3. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    Wow! That is some spectacular foliage! Those close-ups are great as well; the texture of the leaves is quite interesting.