Search for Cycads

Accepted Species

Accepted Species

Zamia splendens Schutzman View taxon in

Published in: Phytologia 55(5): 299-303. 1984. View in Biodiversity Heritage Library (Phytologia View Publication info in IPNI View Publication info  in Tropicos)

Type Information

Collector and Number: J. Watson 1980

Locality: Cultivated at Fairchild Tropical Garden, originally collected by Mr. Merrill Rogers in Chiapas, 18km along the road from Mexican highway 190 to Malpaso, 500 m

Type Location(s): HT:NY; IT:FLAS, FTG, MEXU

Synonymy notes: Previously placed into synonymy with Zamia katzeriana by Nicolalde-Morejón et al. (2008) in Brittonia 60(1): 38-48. Perez-Farrera et al. (in Phytotaxa 270 (3): 161–181, 2016) considered Zamia splendens as an accepted species and Zamia katzeriana as a separate species with possible hybrid origin with Z. splendens and Z. loddigesii as putative ancestors.

Distribution: Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz)

IUCN Red List Conservation Status: Endangered; B1ab(iii,v) [Source citation]


© 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 May 22]. Available from: