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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosus02.jpg|left|frame|Figure 2. ''E. trispinosus'' at '''Quail Gardens''']]
 
[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosus02.jpg|left|frame|Figure 2. ''E. trispinosus'' at '''Quail Gardens''']]
 
[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosus03.jpg|right|frame|Figure 3. A nice blue ''E. trispinosus'' with a male cone.]]
 
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[[File:Enc_trispinosus04.JPG|center|frame|Figure 4. A nice blue ''E. trispinosus'' in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.]]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB.jpg|left|frame|Figure 4. ''E. trispinosus'']]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB02.jpg|right|frame|Figure 5. ''E. trispinosus'']]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB03.jpg|left|frame|Figure 6. ''E. trispinosus'' leaf detail.]]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB04.jpg|right|frame|Figure 7. ''E. trispinosus'' spent male cone.]]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB05.jpg|left|frame|Figure 8. ''E. trispinosus'']]
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[[File:Encephalartos_trispinosusB06.jpg|right|frame|Figure 9. ''E. trispinosus'']]
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===Contributed by: ===
 
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Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)<br>
 
Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)<br>
Renier Smit (Figure 4-9)
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Figure 1. E. trispinosus leaf close-up.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Open rocky areas, or light forest, near the Bushmans River, and Fish River of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

Description:

A small (to 1m) clumping cycad with up to 6 stems. Blue green, pointy, erect leaves.

General:

One of the famous group of "blue" cycads. Initially classed as a variant of E. horridus but eventually given its own rank. A highly variable plant.

Culture:

A sunny position in very well drained soil. Frost tolerant.

Figure 2. E. trispinosus at Quail Gardens
Figure 3. A nice blue E. trispinosus with a male cone.
Figure 4. A nice blue E. trispinosus in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.


Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)
Mike Gray (Figure 4)


External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums