A New Species of Ceratozamia (Cycadales, Zamiaceae) from Veracruz, Mexico


Ceratozamia huastecorum sp. nov. is from an isolated meseta or tepui-like mountain in the Huasteca region of northern Veracruz State, Mexico. It has affinity to C. morettii Vázq.Torres & Vovides from the Mexican transvolcanic mountain range, which lies over 200 km to the south. The most notable differences are in female cone colour, leaf and leaflet morphology and length. The specific epithet is chosen in honour of the Huasteca ethnic region of great cultural importance to northern Veracruz.