Encephalartos bubalinus

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Figure 1. E. bubalinus


Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky, quartzite hills in Northern Tanzania.


A small, suckering cycad with a trunk to about 2m tall, and up to 6 stems. Dark green, glossy leaves to about 1.6m long.


Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Dislikes frost.

Figure 2. E. bubalinus
Figure 3. E. bubalinus female cones.

Contributed by:

Colin Wilson (Figure 1)
Mike Gray (Figure 2&3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums