Encephalartos umbeluziensis

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Figure 1. E. umbeluziensis male cone

Contents

Distribution:

Along the Mbeluzi River, Swaziland, and Mozambique.

Distribution & Habitat:

Deciduous forest, and flood plains.

Description:

A small cycad with a subteranean trunk to about 30cm long, and erect leaves up to 2m long. Very similar in appearance to E. villosus

General:

Culture:

Lightly shaded, well drained position. Frost sensitive.


Figure 2. E. umbeluziensis


Contributed by:

Angelo Porcelli (Figures 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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