Encephalartos aemulans

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Figure 1. E. aemulans

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Distribution:

A single hill in Natal, South Africa

Distribution & Habitat:

South facing sandstone cliffs, and scree slopes at about 1000m.

Description:

A small to medium sized suckering cyacd to about 3m. Very closely related to E. natalensis, and E. lebomboensis.

General:

Only described in 1990, and due to its extremely limited distribution the exact location wasn't divulged in the description to protect the plant from poachers.

Culture:

Sunny, very well drained position. Frost tolerant.



Contributed by:

Jason Sampson (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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