Johann G. Christian Lehmann,
Eastern Cape; South Africa
Medium - Maximum
This member of the
was given this name by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann in 1837. It is found in
Eastern Cape province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 30 to 45 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 450 centimetres in height. The cones of this dioecious species are
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos
meaning 'bread'. The species name means 'broad-fronded' and refers to
the leaves and their width.