Encephalartos lebomboensis

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Figure 1. E. lebomboensis leaf detail


Distribution & Habitat:

Exposed slopes of Mozambique, Swaziland, and northern Natal and Transvall provinces of South Africa.


Clumping medium/large cycad to about 4m tall.


Very closely related to E. natalensis.


An easy to grow species, likeing full sun, and well drained soil. Dislikes frost.

Figure 2. E. lebomboensis
Figure 3. E. lebomboensis in habitat.
Figure 4. E. lebomboensis in habitat.
Figure 5. E. lebomboensis female cones.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1&2)
Morn Ferreira (Figure 3&4)
Mike Gray (Figure 5)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums