Mpumalanga, Gauteng; E South
Cones: Green - Brown
eugene-maraisii subsp. middelburgensis, John J. Lavranos and Douglas
L. Goode 1988.
dioecious member of the Zamiaceae family
was given this name by Pieter Johannes Vorster, Petrus Johannes Robbertse and
Suzelle Van der Westhuizenin 1989. It is found in Gauteng and Mpumalanga
provinces of South Africa, growing in a drained but rich soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow from 35 to 45 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to seven or even ten centimetres in height - or at least in length. The cones are
green to brown.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species is
named after Middelburg District, where it is found.