Macrozamia riedlei, commonly known as zamia or zamia palm, is a species of plant in the Zamiaceae family. Found on lateritic soils and in Jarrah forests, it is endemic to Western Australia. The nuts from this plant have been successfully used as food by Indigenous Australians - however we suggest you don't try it.... European explorers incurred poisoning when eaten raw!
Fossil evidence indicates that Zamias have been around since the dinosaurs walked the Earth, 200 million years ago. These attractive cycads can be fern or palm-like in appearance and make unusual and beautiful landscape subjects. They are also suited to and look great in containers and pots.