Encephalartos princeps

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Figure 1. E. princeps

Contents

Common Names:

Kei cycad

Distribution & Habitat:

Exposed rocky outcrops in Eastern Cape province, South Africa. Dry, mild to hot summers, and cold winters with frequent heavy frosts.

Description:

Clumping, medium to large cycad to about 4m tall. Blue/green leaves.

General:

Very similar to E. lehmannii, altho this species is more robust.

Culture:

Full sun and well drained. Frost tolerant.


Figure 2. E. princeps
Figure 3. E. princeps
Figure 4. E. princepsin habitat
Figure 5. E. princeps


Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Peter Heibloem, Cycad Gardens, (Figure 2)
Morn Ferreira (Figure 3,4&5)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums