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Carnarvon Gorge Macrozamia

( Macrozamia moorei )

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The Carnarvon Gorge Macrozamia was initially classified as part of the Encephalartos genus, and only later attributed to an own genus. The name Moorei was chosen to honor Charles Moore, director of Royal Botanical Gardens in Sidney in the second half of 19th century. The growth of this species is extremely slow: 2 meters every 100 years! Also the fertile age is reached quite late, as plants do not cone before the 50th year of age. It is a long-lived species: the oldest known exemplars are 400 years old.

Height: up to 9 m.
Origin: Southeast Australia (Queensland)
Environment: foothills, margins of rainforests; on poor, rocky well-drained neutral or slightly acidic soils
Climate: warm, mild; cold-intolerant

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