Ceratozamia whitelockiana

Cycad Zamiaceae Plant

Ceratozamia whitelockiana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Ceratozamia
C. whitelockiana
Binomial name
Ceratozamia whitelockiana
J.Chemnick & T.J.Greg.

Ceratozamia whitelockiana is a species of plant in the family Zamiaceae. It is endemic to Mexico, where it is known only from Metates and Chiapan in Oaxaca state. Only two subpopulations have been found, with a total population of about 2200 individuals. The habitat is threatened by conversion to plantations using slash-and-burn techniques.[1]

This cycad has a cylindrical trunk about 20 to 30 centimeters long. The leaves are up to 2.5 meters in length and have 30 to 40 pairs of leaflets. The plant was named for cycad expert Loran Whitelock.[2]


  1. ^ a b Vovides, A. & Chemnick, J. 2010. Ceratozamia whitelockiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
  2. ^ Chemnick, J., & Gregory, T. J. (1995). A new species of Ceratozamia (Zamiaceae) from Oaxaca, Mexico with comments on distribution, habitat, and relationships. Phytologia 79(1), 51-57.