Robert Allen Dyer, 1955|
Eastern Cape; South Africa|
Mix - Sandy|
Medium - Maximum|
Alexandria Cycad, Dune Cycad, Kwa Qaba Cycad|
This member of the
was given this name by Robert Allen Dyer in 1955. It is found in Eastern Cape;
South Africa, growing in a sandy soil with some water and some to lots
of sun. The stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to one or even three centimetres in height. The cones are greenish. Some older
plants are multi-stemmed.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The specific name
arenarius means 'growing in sandy places', referring to the