Encephalartos dyerianus

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Figure 1. E. dyerianus female cone.

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Synonymy:

E. granticolus

Distribution & Habitat:

A single, rocky, grassy hill in Northern Transvaal Province, South Africa.

Description:

A medium to large, clumping cycad, with up to 4 trunks that get to about 4m long. Leaves are glaucous, veed in cross section, and up to 1.7m long. Young leaves are silvery.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position. Dislikes frost. A quick and easy grower.


Figure 2. E. dyerianus
Figure 3. E. dyerianus

Reference:

Cycads Of The World, David Jones.

Contributed by:

Peter Heibloem Cycad Gardens (Figure 1)
Mike Gray (Figure 2&3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums