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Can anyone confirm the ID of the seeding Zamia in the photos below? Could it be Z. loddigesii x pumila? Something else?

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Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
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Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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23 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Can anyone confirm the ID of the seeding Zamia in the photos below? Could it be Z. loddigesii x pumila? Something else?

 

Meg, those serrated edges to the leaves leads me to believe there is something else in the cross.  If I were to pick one of the two species you mentioned as a starting point, I would opt for Z loddigesii  over the pumilla.  The serrated leaves could come from crossing it with something like Z spartea or Z standlyi.  I like the look whatever the combo is and hope maybe someone else that also has this cross from same seed batch may provide you with more insight.

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There's a "long pointy leaf" form of Z. Furfuracea too, which could be part of the mix.  I have a similar-looking Zamia I got from ChuckG, but unfortunately it got completely defoliated at my two heavy frosts at 28F and 30F.  I'm sure it'll sprout out this spring, but I don't have any good photos for comparison.  Chuck thought it was a Furfuracea/Loddigesii mix. 

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Thanks for the info. I have several species/hybrid of Zamia. I'll germinate them and offer the seedlings later this year. My Zamia variegata Heavy Yellow is seeding and those offspring should be choice.

Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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2 minutes ago, Merlyn said:

There's a "long pointy leaf" form of Z. Furfuracea too, which could be part of the mix.  I have a similar-looking Zamia I got from ChuckG, but unfortunately it got completely defoliated at my two heavy frosts at 28F and 30F.  I'm sure it'll sprout out this spring, but I don't have any good photos for comparison.  Chuck thought it was a Furfuracea/Loddigesii mix. 

I think I bought the mother plant in a pot of seedlings labeled "Zamia hybrid" at a Palm Beach Sale. I was growing them up to sell but ended up keeping them. Zamias are my favorite cycad here in FL because they tend tropical and don't mind the swelter.

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Meg

Palms of Victory I shall wear

Cape Coral (It's Just Paradise)
Florida
Zone 10A on the Isabelle Canal
Elevation: 15 feet

I'd like to be under the sea in an octopus' garden in the shade.

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