Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Lodd.) Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 23B: 305 1905. (Syn: Caladium zamiifolium Lodd.; Zamioculcas lanceolata Peter; Zamioculcas loddigesii Schott);
Kenya to KwaZulu-Natal: Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe as per POWO;

Zamioculcas (Common name “Zanzibar Gem”) is a genus of flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species Zamioculcas zamiifolia.

It is a tropical perennial plant native to eastern Africa, from Kenya south to northeastern South Africa. Dutch nurseries started wide-scale commercial propagation of the plant around 1996.[2]
The botanical name derives from on the one hand the superficial similarity of its foliage to that of the cycad genus Zamia and on the other hand its kinship to the genus Colocasia under the alternative form ‘Culcas’. Botanical synonyms include Caladium zamiaefolium, Zamioculcas loddigesii and Z. lanceolata. It is sometimes known by the trivial names “ZZ plant“, “aroid palm“, “fat boy“, and “eternity plant“.
It is a herbaceous plant growing to 45–60 cm tall, from a stout underground, succulent rhizome. It is normally evergreen, but becomes deciduous during drought, surviving drought due to the large potato-like rhizome that stores water until rainfall resumes. The leaves are pinnate, 40–60 cm long, with 6-8 pairs of leaflets 7–15 cm long; they are smooth, shiny, and dark green. The flowers are produced in a small bright yellow to brown or bronze spadix 5–7 cm long, partly hidden among the leaf bases; flowering is from mid summer to early autumn.
All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. A number of other sites claims that this is a myth.[3][4] It contains calcium oxalate. Needle-like calcium oxalate crystals could irritate different sensitive skin parts, mucosa, or conjunctiva.
(From Wikipedia on 31.8.14)


Zamioculcas zamiifolia AT JAN 2017/08 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

ZZ Plant, Zanzibar Gem, Eternity Plant
Zamioculcas zamiifolia
Ornamental- Cultivated Indoor plant
Mobile Click, will check later for clicks in camera.
…, checked for this plant on efi and found only seedlings, not giving any idea of the plant habit. So, thought of sharing this with group members. 

Ornamental Plant for ID : Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane : 17JUL19 : AK-27 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
Ornamental plant seen at the garden during May,18.
Zamia Species?

It can be some Zamia sp.

Even I had suggested it to be some Zamia Species.

It can be some Zamia sp.

Even I had suggested it to be some Zamia Species.

Any way it’s belongs to Zamia ….

Pictures not so focused.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia ?? 

Thanks, …, for the id.
I think appears close to Zamioculcas zamiifolia as per Illustration

Zamioculcas zamiifolia (G.Lodd.) Engl.: 2 very high res. images.

Location: Kew, London, UK
Altitude: 19 m.
Date: 04 April 2022

Habit : Cultivated / Labeled 

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