Ceratozamia robusta

Ceratozamia robusta botanical description click hererobusta_files/Ceratozamia_mixeorum_description.pdfrobusta_files/Ceratozamia_robusta_description.pdfshapeimage_2_link_0

Ceratozamia robusta was discovered in Mexico by European plant explorers.  The species was described in 1846 or 1847 but the exact location of the population was unknown.  In recent times a neotypification has designated a population near Sumidero Canyon in Chiapas, Mexico as the new type locality.  Ceratozamia rubusta is found in many places in Chiapas and also neighboring Belize and Guatemala.  The plants from Belize and Guatemala are very large and robust. Reliable characteristics to help identify a plant as robusta are upright leaves that are brown emergent.

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