familyZamiaceae
genusZamia

Zamia

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl., ed. 2 2: 659. 1762.

Etymology: Derivation equivocal, perhaps from misreading of Latin azania, a kind of pine cone, or from Latin zamia, loss, from the "sterile appearance" of the pollen cones
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 2.

Stems often branched, subterranean to aboveground. Leaves broadly oblongelliptic; leaflets entire to coarsely dentate, without midribs, venation dichotomous but appearing parallel. Cones distinctly peduncled. Pollen cones more slender than seed-cones. x = 8.

Distribution

Subtropics and tropics, North America, Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America

Discussion

Species ca. 30 (1 in the flora).

Lower Taxa

... more about "Zamia"
Garrie P. Landry +
Linnaeus +
disintegrating +
Subtropics and tropics +, North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America +
Derivation equivocal, perhaps from misreading of Latin azania, a kind of pine cone, or from Latin zamia, loss, from the "sterile appearance" of the pollen cones +
oblongelliptic +
more slender +
Sp. Pl., ed. 2 +
duncan1979a +, eckenwalder1980a +, eckenwalder1980b +, hardin1971a +, kral1983a +, landry1980a +, stevenson1987a +, stevenson1987b +  and ward-a +
coral-like +
nearly globose;ovoid tapering sharply or blunt +
arranged +  and crowded +
subterranean;aboveground +
cylindric +
Zamiaceae +
evergreen +  and perennial +
plant +  and palmlike +