Description of the genus
Herb with underground rhizomatous tuber. Leaves: petiole swollen below, stout, fleshy, with a pulvinus in the upper half; lamina 1-pinnate with fleshy leaflets, propagating vegetatively by forming tubers at the base of the leaflet. Inflorescences 1-2, appearing with the leaves. Spadix with female flowers below and male above, with a constricted zone of sterile flowers between, lacking a sterile appendix. Flowers unisexual with 4 fleshy tepals. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.
Worldwide: 1 species in eastern and southern tropical Africa
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Zamioculcas:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: ZamioculcasFlora of Mozambique
(electronic Plant Information Center): ZamioculcasFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ZamioculcasGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ZamioculcasIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ZamioculcasKew Herbarium catalogue
: ZamioculcasKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Zamioculcas.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=299, retrieved 7 December 2016