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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Zamia pumila

Scientific Name Zamia pumila
Common Name Coontie
Family Zamiaceae
Info "A small, tough, woody cycad native to the southeast United States (Florida, Georgia), the Bahamas and the Caribbean south to Grand Cayman and Puerto Rico (possibly extinct on this island). This cycad produces reddish seed cones with a distinct acuminate tip. The leaves are 20-100 cm long, with 5-30 pairs of leaflets (pinnae). Each leaflet is linear to lanceolate or oblong-obovate, 8-25 cm long and 0.5-2 cm broad, entire or with indistinct teeth at the tip."
Found By "Douglas Franz, Angel Aquino"
Date Found 1/24/2013
Native Native
Links "http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ZAPUP, http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu/Forms%20and%20Publications/PDF/plants%20poisonous%20to%20pets.pdf"
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