Encephalartos whitelockii

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Figure 1. E. whitelockii in habitat, near the Mpanga River falls in Uganda.



Encephalartos successibus

Distribution & Habitat:

Found in forest along the Mpanga River, Western Uganda.


A very large, and spectacular cycad with trunks to 5m tall, and up to 1m in diameter, and glossy green leaves to 4m long. Forms large clumps.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Very vigorous grower. Needs a large garden due to its size.

Figure 2. E. whitelockii
Figure 3. E. whitelockii
Figure 4. E. whitelockii male cones.
Figure 5. E. whitelockii next to the Mpanga River falls.
Figure 6. E. whitelockii male cones.
Figure 7. E. whitelockii male cones.

Contributed by:

Jan Andersson (Figure 1,2,3,4&5)
Fred Zone 10A (Figure 6&7) (pictures taken in Huntington Botanical Gardens)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums