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 Zamia pumila

Author:   Carl Linnaeus, 1763
Family:  Zamiaceae
Origin:  USA; Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, (Puerto Rico, Haiti)
Soil:  Mix or Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  50-75 centimetres
Flower:  Red-Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Coontie
Synonyms:  Zamia silvicola Small. Zamia umbrosa Small 

Found this rather skinny plant at Göteborg Lustgårdar.

   This member of the Zamiaceae was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1763. It is found in Florida, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. It was found on Puerto Rico and Haiti. It grows in sand or sand-loam mix with some water and some to lots of sun. It can grow up to 50 or even 75 centimetres high. It tend to form the stem underground. Quite similar to Zamia integrifolia, but is have a  slightly narrower leaflets.

The genera name from the Latin zamia, for 'pine nut'. The species name means 'dwarf' or 'small'.

 It seems like this species have a juvenile form, which is rather compact.

The caudex and another plant from Copenhagen Botanical Garden.            Nice compact plant, 40 centimetres high.

Male cone by Alan Cressler,   Female cone from