Zamia integrifolia

COMMON NAME

Coontie, Seminole bread, Florida arrowroot

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

A low-growing plant, with a trunk that grows to 3–25 cm high, but is often subterranean. Over time, it forms a multi-branched cluster, with a large, tuberous root system.  The starch-rich stems and roots were a main source of flour for the native peoples of southeastern N. America.  It is similar in many respects to Zamia pumila, but with slightly narrower and untoothed leaflets.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Florida, Georgia and sporadically in the Bahamas

NATIVE HABITAT

Grows on the beach or away from the shore line, but very near to the coast on well-drained sands or sandy loam soils.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

tropical.theferns.info

llifle.com



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