Encephalartos pterogonus

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Figure 1. E. pterogonus

Contents

Common Names:

None

Distribution:

Mt Mruwere, Mozambique, where a single colony was discovered.

Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky, hillside.

Description:

A medium-sized, suckering cyacd with a trunk to about 1.5 tall, and up to 4 stems. Leaves are light green, and up to 1.5m long.

General:

This plant is very rare. It was discovered in 1949, described in 1969, and was extinct in its habitat by 1975, due to poachers.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Dislikes frost. Very difficult to get to cone.


Figure 2. E. pterogonus

Reference:

Cycads Of The World, David Jones.

Contributed by:

Mike Gray

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums