0007.000 Zamia L.

Wunderlin, R.P. & Hansen, B.F. (2000) Flora of Florida. Volume 1. University Press of Florida

Description of the genus

Evergreen shrubs. Stems simple, rarely branched. Cataphylls scale-like, sheathing at first, with a pair of inconspicuous stipules. Leaves compound, produced annually in flushes, stipulate; leaflets in alternate to subopposite pairs, lacking midribs. Cones pedunculate. Seeds angular with a brightly coloured fleshy layer surrounding a bony layer.

Worldwide: 30 species native to south-east America, Central America, Mexico and the West Indies.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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furfuracea Aiton

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zamia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zamia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zamia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zamia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Zamia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zamia
JSTOR Plant Science: Zamia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zamia
Plants of the World Online: Zamia
Tropicos: Zamia
Wikipedia: Zamia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Zamia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2557, retrieved 29 May 2024

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