Encephalartos natalensis

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Figure 1. A young E. natalensis.

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Distribution & Habitat:

Open, exposed mountainous areas in Natal and Zululand, South Africa

Description:

A large cycad to about 6m tall, usually solitary, but sometimes with several trunks, and basal suckers. Leaves are bright green. Very similar to E. altensteinii.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position. Frost tolerant.

Figure 2. E. natalensis, "Squebesqu" form (with back-pointing leaflets).
Figure 3. E. natalensis


Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1)
Jason Sampson (Figure 2)
Colin Wilson (Figure 3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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