Macrozamia parcifolia  |  

Macrozamia parcifolia

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

Macrozamia parcifolia, Family Zamiaceae, is a small cycad with an underground and usually unbranched trunk. It produces one to four frond-like leaves from the crown at ground level. Leaves reach a length of 1m and are spirally twisted up to six times and often arching towards the ends. Each leaf has between 100Ð220 narrow and spindly leaflets which are dull, dark green above and bright green beneath. Male and female cones are produced on separate plants (Jones & Forster, 1994; Jones, 2002).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Macrozamia parcifolia

    Threats The main identified threats to M. parcifolia are loss and damage through forestry operations inappropriate fire regimes; which kill surface seed and young seedlings failure of the insect pollination mutualism and vulnerability to poaching (Halford; 1995 Hill Osborne; 2001).