Encephalartos gratus

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Figure 1. E. gratus cones. (The cone on the right has been pollinated with E. woodii pollen.)


Distribution & Habitat:

Deciduous forest, in rocky gorges, and slopes in South-eastern Malawi, and north-eastern Mozambique.


A medium sized cycad with a trunk to about 2.5m tall. Usually solitary, but sometimes clustering. Leaves are dark green, and up to 2m long.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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