Zamia floridana

Synonymy: Numerous; see The Cycad Pages Distribution: Southeastern Geogia, Florida & the Bahamas
Common name: Eng.—Florida arrowroot;  Seminole—conti, contihateka, coonti, coontie (preferred), konti, koontie. Source: M. Bonta & R. Osborne, Cycads in the Vernacular. Conservation status: Not threatened

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South Florida form of the Florida coontie in habitat
(Everglades National Park)

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Typical pine-rockland habitat in South Florida
(Everglades National Park)

'Palatka giant' form
(Palatka, FL)

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Small leaf variant

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Larger leaf variant

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Variegated plant

Top two photos copyright © 1998, Jody Haynes; taken in habitat in Everglades National Park, FL. Third photo courtesy and copyright © 1999, Frank Brandt; taken in Palatka, FL. Bottom three photos courtesy and copyright © 1998-9, Geoff Stein; taken in a private garden in Los Angeles, CA.

Click here to read Tom Broome's article
entitled "The Coontie of Florida"

The Cycad Pages

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this cycad from Ken Hill's
The Cycad Pages

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description of the genus Zamia

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