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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.
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.