Zamia furfuracea

Species:  Zamia furfuracea

English Name: Cardboard cycad 

Chinese Name: 鱗秕澤米蘇鐵

Family: Zamiaceae


Trunk is short up to 20 cm broad and high.

All parts of the plant are poisonous to animals and humans. The toxicity causes liver and kidney failure as well as eventually paralysis.

Commercial source of starch.




©D. L. Nickrent, 2009

©D. L. Nickrent, 2009

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–  Department of Gardens and Green Areas, Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao Special Administrative Region, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science 2005. Flora of Macao (Volume 1). Macao, SAR: Author