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The provinces of Natal and Transkei, South Africa.
Distribution & Habitat:
Rocky slopes and grasslands of mountainous regions, between 700 and 2400 m altitude. It is an area of climatic extremes, with warm to hot dry summers, and very cold winters (heavy frosts and snow being common in parts).
A medium sized clumping cycad (up to 3 stems) which can be recumbent or erect, with the stems up to 3m long. Young leaves are covered in grey hears. Leaves are leathery grey/green.
Sunny, very well drained position. Dislikes heat and humidity. Well suited to dry temperate areas. Frost tolerant and slow growing.
Dr. Andre J. Cilliers (Figure 1,2,3&4)