Encephalartos concinnus

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Figure 1. E. concinnus at Quail Gardens


Conservation Status:


Distribution & Habitat:

Found in several distinct populations in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, usually in very open forest, on steep rocky slopes. These areas get frequent night and early morning mists.


A medium sized clumping cycad with erect to leaning trunks up to 4.5 m long and 50 cm diameter, with basal suckers and offsets formed along the trunk. It has dark green leaves.


Uncommon in cultivation.


Sunny, well drained position. Responds well to mulching. Frost sensitive.

Figure 2. E. concinnus

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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