Encephalartos umbeluziensis

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Figure 1. E. umbeluziensis male cone



Along the Mbeluzi River, Swaziland, and Mozambique.

Distribution & Habitat:

Deciduous forest, and flood plains.


A small cycad with a subteranean trunk to about 30cm long, and erect leaves up to 2m long. Very similar in appearance to E. villosus



Lightly shaded, well drained position. Frost sensitive.

Figure 2. E. umbeluziensis

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figures 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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