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

... more about "Zamia"
Garrie P. Landry +
Linnaeus +
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 +
Sp. Pl., ed. 2 +
duncan1979a +, eckenwalder1980a +, eckenwalder1980b +, hardin1971a +, kral1983a +, landry1980a +, stevenson1987a +, stevenson1987b +  and ward-a +
Zamiaceae +