Zamia integrifolia L.f.

First published in W.Aiton, Hort. Kew. 3: 478 (1789), nom. cons.
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is SE. Georgia to Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands. It is a subshrub and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

George R. Proctor (2012). Flora of the Cayman Isands (Second Edition). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Vernacular
BULRUSH, BULL RUSH
Morphology Stem Caudex
Caudex stout, up to 20 cm long or more and 6 cm thick, usually completely buried in the ground, clothed at the apex with silky villous, narrowly acuminate scales, 2–3.5 cm long
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually 4–6 in a crown, erect-arching, up to 75 cm long; leaflets 12–20 on a side, alternate or subopposite, linear to narrowly oblanceolate, 9–14 cm long, 0.7–2 cm broad, serrulate at the obtuse apex
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncles villous-pubescent, 1–3 cm long; strobili with dark red tomentose scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Strobili
Carpellate strobili broadly oblong-ellipsoid, 6–9 cm long. Seeds red, angled, ca. 2 cm long. Male strobili oblong, 3.5–7.5 cm long at anthesis
Distribution
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman. Florida, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico,.
Ecology
In rocky woodlands at low elevations.
[Cayman]

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Zamia integrifolia is rated as Near Threatened (NT) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -3.8, which places it in position 612 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 5.57, ranked 584. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.
[EDGE]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/42164/10670852

Conservation
NT - near threatened
[IUCN]

Common Names

English
Coontie

Sources

  • EDGE Gymnosperms

    • EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
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  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Living Collection Database

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images