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Accepted Species

Zamia lawsoniana Dyer View taxon in

Published in: Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 195. 1884. View in Biodiversity Heritage Library (Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. View Publication info in IPNI View Publication info  in Tropicos View Publication info  in TL-2)

Type Information

Collector and Number: Fielding 209

Locality: Mexico: Oaxaca

Type Location(s): HT:OXF; IT:K

Type notes: Although the type specimen was collected in Oaxaca, Nicolalde-Morejón et al. (2024) only located populations they consider to be this species in Veracruz, northern Chiapas, and Tabasco, mentioning the following: "Although no record of Zamia with these morphological characters has been found in southeastern Oaxaca, it is possible that Z. lawsoniana occurs there as well, though this area has been affected by high rates of deforestation, mainly due to cattle ranching."

Synonymy notes: Previously considered a synonym of Zamia loddigesii. Reinstated as an accepted species by Nicolalde-Morejón et al. (2024, Acta Botanica Mexicana 131: e2262;

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca?, Veracruz, Tabasco)

IUCN Red List Conservation Status: Not Evaluated


© Copyright 2024. The World List of Cycads, online edition. Edited by Michael Calonje, Dennis Stevenson, and Roy Osborne.

Citation (CSE Style): Calonje M, Stevenson DW, Osborne R. The World List of Cycads, online edition [Internet]. 2013-2024. [cited 2024 Jun 15]. Available from: