Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi

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Figure 1. E. friderici-guilielmi in habitat, SA.

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Synonymy:

Zamia friderici-guilielmi

Common Names:

White-haired cycad

Distribution & Habitat:

Exposed slopes of the mountains of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Summers are very hot and dry, while winters are very cold, with frosts and snow being common.

Description:

Clumping medium/large plant, to about 4m tall. Leaves slightly erect.

General:

This species can produce more cones than any other species of Encephalartos

Culture:

Very hardy species (see habitat above), but very slow growing. Requires full sun, and very good drainage.


Figure 2. E. friderici-guilielmi
Figure 3. E. friderici-guilielmi
Figure 4. E. friderici-guilielmi

Reference:

Cycads of the World, David Jones.

Contributed by:

Morn Ferreira (Figure 1,2&3)
Colin Wilson (Figure 4)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums