Encephalartos sclavoi

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Figure 1. E. sclavoi at Naples Botanic Garden


Distribution & Habitat:

Rainforest in the Usambara Mountains, north-eastern Zaire.


A small clumping cycad to about 1m tall, and up to 3 trunks. Leaves semi-erect to about 2m long. Very similar in appearance to E. hildebrandtii.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Frost sensitive.

Figure 2. E. sclavoi
Figure 2. E. sclavoi leaf close-up.
Figure 3. E. sclavoi

E. sclavoi in habitat, Usambara mountains, Tanzania.

Figure 4. E. sclavoi leaf detail
Figure 5. E. sclavoi
Figure 6. E. sclavoi habitat

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1)
Jason Sampson (Figure 2)
Colin Wilson (Figure 3&4)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums