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Distribution & Habitat:
Open rocky areas, or light forest, near the Bushmans River, and Fish River of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.
A small (to 1m) clumping cycad with up to 6 stems. Blue green, pointy, erect leaves.
One of the famous group of "blue" cycads. Initially classed as a variant of E. horridus but eventually given its own rank. A highly variable plant.
A sunny position in very well drained soil. Frost tolerant.
Colin Wilson (Figure 1,2&3)
Mike Gray (Figure 4)