Encephalartos aemulans

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Figure 1. E. aemulans



A single hill in Natal, South Africa

Distribution & Habitat:

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


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


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.


Sunny, very well drained position. Frost tolerant.

Contributed by:

Jason Sampson (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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