Zamia furfuracea f. ex
Zamia furfuracea L. f. ex Aiton
Cardboard palm is a native of Mexico. It is a member of the cycad family, and a popular cultivated plant.
Identification: Cardboard palm has leaves 20-59" (50-150 cm) emerging from a central point in the ground, forming a rosette. It can reach 3' (91 cm) in height. The leaves are tough, thick, and fuzzy, composed of 6 to 12 pairs of leaflets up to 3-8" (8-20 cm) × 1-1¾" (3-5 cm). The leaves feel a bit like cardboard when rubbed, hence the common name.
Zamia furfuracea f. ex on floridata.com
Zamia furfuracea f. ex on Wikipedia
Zamia furfuracea f. ex on Cal Lamke's Cal's Plant of the Week, at the University of Oklahoma's Department of Botany and Microbiology
Zamia furfuracea f. ex on www.wildscreen.org
Zamia furfuracea f. ex description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 9-11: