Encephalartos inopinus

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Figure 1. E. inopinus seedling.

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Distribution:

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.

Description:

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).

General:

In habitat, these plants are typically pendulous, hanging off the sides of cliffs with the growing point upturned.

Culture:

Lightly shaded, very well drained position. Drought tolerant.

Figure 2. E. inopinus


Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Dr Andre J Cilliers (Figure 2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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