Encephalartos tegulaneus

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Figure 1. E. tegulaneus


Distribution & Habitat:

Evergreen forest of the Mathew Ranges in north-central Kenya.


A very large cycad with stems up to 10m long and 1m in diameter, either erect, or procumbant. Leaves are grey green to about 3m.


A moist, well drained, frost free position, in full sun or shade. Slow growing as seedlings, but speed up after about 5 years.

Figure 2. E. tegulaneus
Figure 3. E. tegulaneus

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz (Figure 1)
Jason Sampson (Figures 2&3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums