Re: Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Dear All,

As I already told in the past (2 weeks ago?), Zamioculcas zamiifolia seems
to be "endemic" to the forests of the coastal Eastern Africa (Tanzania,
Zanzibar, etc.) and (by know) it is the only species in the genus. It
belongs to the tribe Zamioculcaseae (along with Gonatopus - 2 spp, endemic
from the same region) and the ability to re-generate new plants from
portions of the leaf seems to be restricted to this tribe in the Araceae. 
Probably, such high-prolific behavior are important to plants growing in a 
narrow strip of forest between the Ocean and the arid portions of the 

Ok... If Zamioculcas zamiifolia is so easy to propagate,
why I still don't have it? (please, I need a living specimen... Any

Best wishes,


On Sun, 4 May 1997, Hermine Stover wrote:

> At 08:19 PM 5/4/97 -0500, Don Burns wrote:
> >Kevin,
> >
> >What you see it what you get, but regardless of what the labels may have 
> >said, the correct name is Zamioculcas zamiifolia. There is only one 
> >species and to my knowledge it is endemic solely to 
> >portions of Africa. And it is a unique beast as aroids generally go. 
> >Dewey Fisk has one that is flowering  at the moment.  It has multiple 
> >small infloresences.
> >
> >Don
> >
> >
> >Don Burns   Plantation, FL USA   Zone 10b
> >
> >
> You can make trillions of them by removing the individual leaves, which
> form bulblike things at the point of removal and grow into plants. I had
> heard...(but not reliably so )of one other species maybe, maybe it was
> offered by Abbey Gardens in Carpenteria, except they have moved to the 310
> area now.
> hermine
> >

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