Lepidozamia peroffskyana— Shining Burrawang, Burrawang—ZAMIACEAE.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana

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Habitat— In hilly country, in wet sclerophyll forest sometimes bordering on Sub—tropical and Warm-temperate rainforest; Sometimes cultivated as an ornamental.

Distribution—North from the Manning River New South Wales and into Queensland.

Description—Unbranched palm—like shrub with a very thick trunk from 0.5 to 7 m high.

Local occurrences

Tallwoods, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath and Waitui Falls.

Leaves.—2 to 3 m long on mature plants; pinnae c. 200, recurved—falcate, broad—linear, 10 to 30 cm long, 7 to 13 mm wide, with 7 to 13 raised veins below; petiole rounded, to 30 to 60 cm long.

Lepidozamia peroffskyana
Lepidozamia peroffskyana

Fruit—Cataphylls 10 to 15 cm long. Male cones 40 to 60 cm long, c. 10 to 12 cm diam. Female cones 50 to 80 cm long, 25 to 30 cm diam.; sporophylls 5 to 8 cm long; seeds 5 to 6 cm long, 3 to 3.5 cm diam., fleshy layer red when ripe.

Ripe.—December to January.