|Author: ||Otto Stapf &
Joseph Burtt Davy, 1926
||Transvaal, South Africa
||Cones: Male: Red. Female.
Cycad, Clifants River Cycad
This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Otto Stapf &
Joseph Burtt Davy in 1926. It is found in the Transvaal Province of South Africa,
growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter and two meters long.
The female cone is yellow, the male cone red.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species name from
Latin lanatus: 'woolly'.