This member of the
family was given this name by
Christian Friedrich Ecklon in 1834. It is found
in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to 40
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 200 centimetres in
cones are green to brownish.
Named in honour of Prof J.G.C.
Lehmann, a German botanist who studied the cycads.