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Zamia pumila ssp. pumila (Coontie)
Cressler, Alan

Zamia pumila ssp. pumila

Zamia pumila L. ssp. pumila


Zamiaceae (Sago-palm Family)

Synonym(s): Zamia angustifolia, Zamia debilis, Zamia floridana, Zamia integrifolia, Zamia latifoliolata, Zamia media, Zamia silvicola, Zamia umbrosa


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Fruit Type: Cone
Size Notes: Leaves up to about 3 feet long.
Fruit: Seed cones reddish. Pollen cones and seed cones develop on separate plants.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: No true flowers.



Web Reference

Webref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Zamia pumila ssp. pumila in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Zamia pumila ssp. pumila in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Zamia pumila ssp. pumila


Record Modified: 2023-05-25
Research By: DEW

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