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Stemless, dioecious plants with subterranean tuber-bearing roots.. Leaves pinnate, fern-like, 1-4 from each stem;  leaflets with midrib and dichotomously branched lateral veins. Cones with tightly-packed spirally-arranged scales. Male scales with pollen cells stipitate on the lower surface towards the base. Female scales stalked, with 2 ovules. Seeds with a fleshy outer layer and a hard inner shell.

 See the Cycadaceae for a comparison with this family and the Zamiaceae. 


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe

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