Encephalartos senticosus

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Figure 1. E. senticosus



Northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa and adjacent Swaziland.

Distribution & Habitat:

Dry scrub on rocky slopes or cliffs along the Lebombo Range.


A medium sized cycad to about 4m, with 2m long dark, glossy green leaves. Very similar to E. lebomboensis, and E. msinganus.


Lightly shaded, very well drained position.

Figure 2. E. senticosus at Quail Gardens

Contributed by:

Jason Sampson (Figure 1)
Colin Wilson (Figure 2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums