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Found only in a few small areas of the Lydenburg district of the Transval, South Africa.
Distribution & Habitat:
Grows in thick bush, on cliffs and escarpments on dolomite rock.
A medium sized suckering cycad with up to 8 trunks, each up to 4m long. Leaves are silvery green (a colour unique in the Encephalartos).
In habitat, these plants are typically pendulous, hanging off the sides of cliffs with the growing point upturned.
Lightly shaded, very well drained position. Drought tolerant.
Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Dr Andre J Cilliers (Figure 2)