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Title: Macrozamia  
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Subject: Macrozamia communis, Burrawang, Macrozamia moorei, Cycads, Indigenous Australian seasons
Collection: Cycadophyta of Australia, Cycads, Endemic Flora of Australia, MacRozamia
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Macrozamia communis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia

Macrozamia is a genus of 38-40 species of cycads, in the family Zamiaceae, all endemic to Australia. The majority of the species occur in eastern Australia in southeast Queensland and New South Wales, with one species in the Macdonnell Ranges of Northern Territory and three in southern Western Australia.[1][2] The common name burrawang, originally referring to M. communis in the Daruk Australian Aboriginal language, is often used for all the species in the genus.

MacDonnell Ranges cycad (Macrozamia macdonnellii) in Cycad Gorge, Finke Gorge National Park, NT
  1. Macrozamia cardiacensis - southeast Queensland
  2. Macrozamia communis - east coast of New South Wales
  3. Macrozamia concinna - New South Wales
  4. Macrozamia conferta - southeast Queensland
  5. Macrozamia cranei - southeast Queensland
  6. Macrozamia crassifolia - southeast Queensland
  7. Macrozamia denisoni - southeast Queensland
  8. Macrozamia diplomera - New South Wales
  9. Macrozamia douglasii - southeast Queensland
  10. Macrozamia dyeri - southern coast of Western Australia
  11. Macrozamia elegans - New South Wales
  12. Macrozamia fawcettii - New South Wales
  13. Macrozamia fearnsidei - southeast Queensland
  14. Macrozamia flexuosa - New South Wales
  15. Macrozamia fraseri - southwestern Western Australia
  16. Macrozamia glaucophylla - New South Wales
  17. Macrozamia heteromera - New South Wales
  18. Macrozamia humilis - New South Wales
  19. Macrozamia johnsonii - New South Wales
  20. Macrozamia lomandroides - southeast Queensland
  21. Macrozamia longispina - southeast Queensland
  22. Macrozamia lucida - southeast Queensland
  23. Macrozamia macdonnellii - Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
  24. Macrozamia macleayi - Queensland
  25. Macrozamia miquelii - southeast and central Queensland
  26. Macrozamia montana - New South Wales
  27. Macrozamia moorei - southeast and central Queensland
  28. Macrozamia mountperriensis - southeast Queensland
  29. Macrozamia occidua - southeast Queensland
  30. Macrozamia parcifolia - southeast Queensland
  31. Macrozamia pauli-guilielmi - southeast Queensland, northeast New South Wales
  32. Macrozamia platyrachis - southeast Queensland
  33. Macrozamia plurinervia - southeast Queensland, northeast New South Wales
  34. Macrozamia polymorpha - New South Wales
  35. Macrozamia reducta - New South Wales
  36. Macrozamia riedlei - southwestern Western Australia
  37. Macrozamia secunda - New South Wales
  38. Macrozamia serpentina - southeast Queensland
  39. Macrozamia spiralis - New South Wales
  40. Macrozamia stenomera - New South Wales
  41. Macrozamia viridis - southeast Queensland


  1. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Orchard, A.E. & McCarthy, P.M. (eds.) (1998). Flora of Australia 48: 1-766. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

External links

  • MacrozamiaThe Cycad Pages:
  • Macrozamia communisAbout
  • Primitive plants have hot, stinky sex, Reuters (Oct 4, 2007)
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