Ceratozamia microstrobili

Ceratozamia microstobili is a rather nice plant from San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  There is ongoing controversy about overlap in neotypicfication of Ceratozamia latifolia type locality and the habitat of the plants described as Ceratozamia microsrobili.  I believe microstrobili to be a valid species.  In general plants are smaller and more compact than latifolia.  The leaves are almost horizontal to the ground and so the plants don’t get tall until they are very old and have crown after crown of leaves stacked together.  The emergent leaf color of Ceratozamia microstrobili is deep reddish brown and they are very attractive.  Flush time is generally a few weeks earlier for microstrobili than latifolia in Florida.

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link to botanical description for Ceratozamia microstrobili
microstrobili_files/Ceratozamia_microstrobila_description.pdf