COVID-19 Advice for the JCU Community - Last updated: 22 October 2021, 8am (AEST)

Zygophyllaceae

Zamia is Latin for loss, appears to have been named by Pliny (borne AD 23) because of the appearance of the old withered cones. Plants palm-like with a thick stem usually erect or with slender aerial parts produced from a subterranean stem. Leaves pinnate or bipinnate, midrib lacking. Male and female sporophylls aggregated to form cones.