Cycadales

Families of Vascular Plants - Botany 307F

Cycadaceae

Stangeriaceae

Zamiaceae

  • Zamia (and eight other genera)

FNA - Zamiaceae

Drawing of Zamia pumila by R. Joos

Zamia pumila, drawn in BOT 307F lab fall 1996. Note the seed cone at the left top of the stem, and the compound leaves. Coontie (Z. integrifolia L.) occurs in southern Florida, and is the only cycad occurring in continental North America north of Mexico.

Cycas circinalis microsporangiate strobilus

Cycas circinalis - Botanical Garden, Cøpenhagen. Note the microsporangiate strobili.

Photo: T. A. Dickinson 2000 T. A. Dickinson

 

Cycadaceae

  • Cycas

 

 

 

 

 

The Virtual Cycad EncyclopediaVisit the Virtual Cycad Encyclopedia for information about cycad biology and systematics.

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Cycas circinalis megasporangiate strobilus

Cycas circinalis - Botanical Garden, Cøpenhagen. Megasporangiate strobilus; note the leaf-like megasporophylls with ovules (green) on their margins.

Photo: T. A. Dickinson
2000 T. A. Dickinson

 

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