- Family: Zamiaceae
- Form: Evergreen cycad, reaching 3-4 ft.
- Leaves: Pinnately compound, leathery leaflets
- Stem/Bark: Contractile stems
- Flower: Dioecious with male cones smaller in diameter than female cones
- Fruit: None, seeds have a fleshy, red outer seed coat
- Comments: Can be distinguished from the FL native Zamia floridana by having larger leaflets that lack twisting appearance