▪ plant genus
      genus of about 40 species of palmlike cycads (plants of the family Zamiaceae), native to Australia and grown elsewhere as ornamental and conservatory specimens. The genus includes tuberous, fernlike plants and palmlike, columnar trees that grow as high as 18 metres (about 60 feet). The pith is a source of starch, but the seeds are poisonous to livestock. The cones of Macrozamia may grow to be about 0.6 metre long and weigh more than 36 kg (about 80 pounds).

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  • macrozamia — noun any treelike cycad of the genus Macrozamia having erect trunks and pinnate leaves and large cones with sometimes edible nuts; Australia • Hypernyms: ↑cycad • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Macrozamia * * * ˌmakrōˈzāmēə noun Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Macrozamia — ID 51278 Symbol Key MACRO8 Common Name macrozamia Family Zamiaceae Category Gymnosperm Division Cycadophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • macrozamia — /mækroʊˈzeɪmiə/ (say makroh zaymeeuh) noun any species of the Australian genus Macrozamia, a group of plants with stiff, palm like pinnate leaves and nut like fruit, as the M. spiralis, or burrawang, of the eastern coast …  

  • Macrozamia macdonnellii — mit Fruchtstand im Stanley Chasm in den MacDonnell Ranges Systematik Ordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Macrozamia fraseri —   Macrozamia fraseri …   Wikipedia Español

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