Ceratozamia matudae

Ceratozamia matudae was described in 1939.  Although the name is well known the species is not represented in collections, has never been in cultivation, and is one of the least known Ceratozamias.  Plants are endemic to el Triunfo biosphere in Chiapas, Mexico at around 5000 feet in elevation on Pacific slopes.  Habitat is composed of fern and Podocarpus matudae and poisonous snakes are common.  The plants are noteworthy because of the number of leaves held, the compact nature, and mostly for the yellow articulation on the leaves.   As with vovidesii the female cones are pendant.

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