Encephalartos poggei

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Figure 1. Young female cone of E. poggei at Naples Botanic Garden
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Common Names:

None

Distribution:

Southern Zaire, and north-eastern Angola.

Distribution & Habitat:

Open grassland.

Description:

A small clumping cycad to about 2m tall, and up to 3 trunks. Leaves are up 1.5m long, with the young leaves being covered in white hairs.

General:

It is thought that elephants eat the seeds, and are thus the main seed disperser.

Culture:

Sunny, well drained, sandy position. Frost sensitive. Plants in habitat are deciduous in winter.

Reference:

Cycads Of The World, David Jones.

Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figure 1)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums