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Zamia pumila L. ssp. pumila

Coontie, Florida arrowroot

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionCycadophytaAll cycads—primitive palm-like plants
OrderCycadalesLiving cycads (most are extinct)
FamilyZamiaceaeCycas that are superficially palm- or fernlike
GenusZamiaCycads with palmlike circular stems; from the Greek azaniae, “pine nut”

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Zamia pumila ssp. pumila description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 29 Jul 2023.

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Zamia pumila (coontie, Florida arrowroot)

4/13/2015 · Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, Everglades National Park, Florida · By Susan M. Kent · ≈ 2½ × 2′ (86 × 57 cm)


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