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Sandy plains and rocky hill tops of Kenya, and Tanzania.
A medium to large cycad, up to 6m tall, with occasional suckers. The new leaves emerge as a very attractive orange to olive green in colour.
This is the most common cycad in Kenya.
An easily grown plant, happy in either full sun or shade, and adaptable to extremes of moisture.
Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1)
Alex Prendergast (Figure 2)