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Zamia

American genus of cycad; causes incoordination, due to degeneration of the spinal cord, and hepatic necrosis. The toxin is identified as a cycad glycoside. Includes Z. integrifolia (Z. floridana), Z. portoricensis, Z. pujilla, Z. pumila (Z. debilis, Z. latifoliata, Z. silvicola, Z. umbrosa). Called also coonties, Florida arrowroots, marangvey, derriengue, guayiga.

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zamia fern
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zamia staggers
irreversible posterior paralysis in cattle in Australia; caused by poisoning by cycads; lesions present in the proprioceptive pathways in the white matter of the spinal cord.