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Zamia pumila L. ssp. pumila

General Information
Symbol: ZAPUP
Group: Gymnosperm
Family: Zamiaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Subshrub
Native Status: L48   N
PR   N
Data Source and Documentation
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green round image for nativity Native blue round image for introduced Introduced ocre round image for introduced and nativity Both white round image for no status Absent/Unreported
image for native, but no county data Native, No County Data image for introduced, but no county data Introduced, No County Data both introduced and native, but no county data Both, No County Data
Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Symbol Scientific Name
ZAAN2 Zamia angustifolia Jacq.
ZADE Zamia debilis Aiton
ZAFL2 Zamia floridana A. DC.
ZAIN Zamia integrifolia Aiton
ZALA Zamia latifoliolata Preneloup
ZAME Zamia media Jacq.
ZASI Zamia silvicola Small
ZAUM Zamia umbrosa Small


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Cycadophyta – Cycads
Class Cycadopsida
Order Cycadales
Family Zamiaceae – Sago-palm family
Genus Zamia L. – zamia
Species Zamia pumila L. – coontie
Subspecies Zamia pumila L. ssp. pumila – coontie

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
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Description of Values

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