692.000 Zamioculcas Schott

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.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

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Flora of Malawi: Zamioculcas
Flora of Mozambique: Zamioculcas

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zamioculcas
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zamioculcas
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zamioculcas
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zamioculcas
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zamioculcas
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Tropicos: Zamioculcas
Wikipedia: Zamioculcas

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: Genus page: Zamioculcas.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=299, retrieved 21 April 2024

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