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Distribution & Habitat:
Southern Uganda, around Jinja, and Lake Victoria, where it grows on exposed granite outcrops.
A large, clumping cycad, with 4-6 trunks, up to 5m long. Has narrow, dark green leaves up to 3.5 long, and usually held erect. Sometimes developes a a very striking yellow rachis.
Plants are threatened by cultivation, and don't appear to be regenerating.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Vigorous grower.
Peter Heibloem, Cycad Gardens (Figure 1)
Jan Anderson (Figure 2,3,4&5)