Macrozamia occidua  |  

Macrozamia occidua

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Macrozamia occidua, Family Zamiaceae, is a small cycad with a non-branching underground trunk. One to five frond-like leaves arise from the crown at ground level and grow to a height of 40Ð75 cm. They are strongly spiralled, twisted up to four times. Leaflets are linear, 6Ð
20 cm long, dark green above and grey-green beneath, with 80Ð120 per frond. Male and female cones occur on separate plants (Jones & Forster, 1994; Hill & Osborne, 2001; Jones, 2002).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Macrozamia occidua

    Threats The main potential threats to M. occidua include inappropriate fire regimes which kills surface seed and young seedlings failure of the insect pollination mutualism and vulnerability to illegal collecting (Jones Forster; 1994).