HyperDic: zamia_family

English > 1 sense of the expression zamia family:
NOUNplantzamia family, Zamiaceae, family Zamiaceaea family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae
English > zamia family: 1 sense > noun 1, plant
MeaningA family of cycads often included in the family Cycadaceae: zamias.
SynonymsZamiaceae, family Zamiaceae
Member ofCycadales, order CycadalesPrimitive tropical gymnosperms abundant in the Mesozoic, now reduced to a few scattered tropical forms
Membersgenus Ceratozamiasmall genus of Mexican cycads
genus Dioonsmall genus of arborescent cycads of Mexico and Central America
genus Encephalartosgenus of arborescent African cycads
genus Macrozamiagenus of large evergreen Australian cycads
genus Zamiagenus of small evergreen tropical and subtropical American cycads
Broadergymnosperm familyA family of gymnosperms

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