Encephalartos concinnus

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Figure 1. E. concinnus at Quail Gardens

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Conservation Status:

Unknown

Distribution & Habitat:

Found in several distinct populations in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, usually in very open forest, on steep rocky slopes. These areas get frequent night and early morning mists.

Description:

A medium sized clumping cycad with erect to leaning trunks up to 4.5 m long and 50 cm diameter, with basal suckers and offsets formed along the trunk. It has dark green leaves.

General:

Uncommon in cultivation.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position. Responds well to mulching. Frost sensitive.

Figure 2. E. concinnus


Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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