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Distribution and Habitat:
Rocky slopes in open, exposed areas in the mountains of Eastern Transvaal Province, and Swaziland.
A medium sized cycad, to about 4 metres, and trunk about 300mm across, with up to six stems in the clump. Bluish-green young leaves, older leaves up to 1.4 metres long.
Often drops its leaves prior to a new flush.
Full sun, well drained position. Not often seen in cultivation, although usually quite easy to grow. Frost tolerant.
Dr Andre J. Cilliers (Figure 1,2&3)
Renier Smit (Figure 4,5,6,7,8)