Photo from Exclusivecycadssa.com.
The leaves by David Stang, Tropicos.org.
The caudex by David Stang, Tropicos.org.
The fruits from Pacsoa.org.au.
Pieter Johannes Vorster, 1996
Msinga Area, KwaZulu-Natal; E
Medium - Maximum
Cones: Pale Yellow
‘Msinga form’ of E.
dioecious member of the Zamiaceae family
was given this name by Pieter Johannes Vorster in 1996. It is found in the
Msinga area in KwaZulu-Natal, eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 35 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to four metres in height. The cones are pale yellow.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek:
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species is
named after the Msinga area, where it is found.