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Distribution & Habitat:
Sheltered, grassy slopes, between 1,000 and 1,400 m in altitude, in the Middleburg district of the Transvaal Province, South Africa. Hot and dry in summer, cold and very frosty in winter.
Large, clumping cycad to about 7m. New leaves have a silvery appearance due to very fine hairs covering them.
Likes full sun, a very well drained position.
Dr Andre J Cilliers (Figure 1)
Morn" Ferreira (Figure 2)