Encephalartos chimanimaniensis

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Figure 1. E. chimanimaniensis at Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane.


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky grasslands in the Chimanimani Mountains, on the border between Zimbabwe ans Mozambique


A medium sized cycad to about 2m tall, occasionally clumping with bright green glossy leaves to about 1.5m long.


Very closely related to E. manikensis, it is now extinct in the wild (due to poaching).


A full sun, well drained position, with plenty of water.

Contributed by:

Michael Gray

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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