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
but is have a slightly narrower leaflets.
The genera name from the Latin
zamia, for 'pine nut'. The species name means 'dwarf' or
It seems like this species
have a juvenile form, which is rather compact.