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 oblong-elliptic; 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

Facts about "Zamia"
AuthorGarrie P. Landry +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
DistributionSubtropics and tropics +, North America +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America + and South America. +
EtymologyDerivation 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 +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Publication titleSp. Pl., ed. 2 +
Publication year1762 +
Referenceduncan1979a +, eckenwalder1980a +, eckenwalder1980b +, hardin1971a +, kral1983a +, landry1980a +, stevenson1987a +, stevenson1987b + and ward-a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V2/V2 379.xml +
Taxon familyZamiaceae +
Taxon nameZamia +
Taxon parentZamiaceae +
Taxon rankgenus +
VolumeVolume 2 +