Zamia pumila

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 Zamia pumila subsp. var.  Guayiga
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Habit: palm-cycad
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: cm to 5 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Origin: Caribbean islands
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USDA Zones: 10 to 11
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Zamiaceae > Zamia pumila var. ,

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Zamia pumila, Linn. Differs, according to Webber, in having shorter and broader lfts. which are less twisted and not so erect and rigid, and in its shorter and non-umbonate cones with seed-bearing scales thinner and more flattened at outer end.—Abundant in Cent. Fla., ranging from 28° 30' north for 1° of latitude, in dense moist woods.

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Underground stems are short and have many branches. From these underground stems, 4-12 erect leaves (dark green) emerge on smooth stalks. Cones are red to red-brown.

More information about this species can be found on the genus page.


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  • Flora: The Gardener's Bible, by Sean Hogan. Global Book Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0881925381

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