Monday, 5 January 2015


Pots of Cardboard Palm or Zamia furfuracea are on sale at a hypermarket as an auspicious plant for  Chinese New Year.   Why is it considered auspicious?  I am guessing that it has been given an auspicious name in Chinese by businessmen.

Scientific name: Zamia furfuracea
Family: ZamiaceaeCommon name: Cardboard Palm
Chinese name: 鳞秕泽米铁

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