Encephalartos chimanimaniensis

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Figure 1. E. chimanimaniensis at Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane.

Contents

Common Names:

None

Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky grasslands in the Chimanimani Mountains, on the border between Zimbabwe ans Mozambique

Description:

A medium sized cycad to about 2m tall, occasionally clumping with bright green glossy leaves to about 1.5m long.

General:

Very closely related to E. manikensis, it is now extinct in the wild (due to poaching).

Culture:

A full sun, well drained position, with plenty of water.



Contributed by:

Michael Gray

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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