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Zamia

 

a genus of perennial plants of the family Cycadaceae. The stems are mostly short and tuberiform with small leathery pinnate leaves. The anther (microstrobile) and seed (macrostrobile) cones are located on certain plants of the dioecious type. The seeds have a pulpy succulent seed cover. There are about 35 species distributed from Florida and Mexico to the tropical regions of South America. Local populations obtain starch from the plants of some species of Zamia. Z. media is sometimes grown in greenhouses.

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Some aspects of the foliar anatomy of two Zamia species from Costa Rica: Z.
Karyology and phylogeny of some Mesoamerican species of Zamia (Zamiaceae).
Leaf production and the cost of reproduction in the neotropical rain forest cycad, Zamia skinneri.
Leaf demography of a neotropical rain forest cycad, Zamia skinneri (Zamiaceae).
Intrapopulational variation in leaflet morphology of Zamia pumila L.
Taxonomical, nomenclatural and biogeographical revelations in the Zamia skinneri complex of Central America (Cycadales: Zamiaceae).
A pesar del alto impacto sobre las poblaciones naturales de Zamia y las desventajas propias de la conservacion in situ, son pocos los grupos de investigacion que trabajan en la busqueda de alternativas de conservacion de las especies de esta familia.
Respuesta de la especie Zamia skinneri Warszewics a la propagacion in vitro.
Somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis in Zamia fischeri, Z furfuraceae and Z pumila.
Formation of somatic embryos from leaf callus of Zamia furfuracea: a preliminary report.
Zamia incognita (Zamiaceae): the exciting discovery of a new gymnosperm from Colombia.
Estudio morfogenico de Zamia skinneri Warszewics, empleando megagametofito y embriones zigoticos.