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Encephalartos ferox

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This one is from Kiel BG.

Author:  Giuseppe Bertoloni, 1851
Origin:  Northern Natal Province; South Africa, Southern  Mozambique
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Med
Sun:  Med
Thickness:  35 Centimetres
Height:  1-1,8 Meters
Flower:  Cones: Yellow - Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Zululand Cycad
Synonyms:  Encephalartos ferox subsp. emersus, P.Rousseau, Vorster & A.E.van Wyk.

This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Giuseppe Bertoloni  in 1851. It is found in the northern Natal Province in South Africa, up to southern  Mozambique. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow up to 35 centimetres in diameter and 100-180 centimetres height. The cones are yellow to red.

The name Encephalartos is derived from the Greek. en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning 'bread'. The species name comes from Latin for 'fierce' or 'ferocious' in reference to the rigid, spiny leaflets.

Sub-Family  Encephalartoideae, Tribe   Encephalarteae, Sub-Tribe   Encephalartinae.

This is not a branch with leaves, but one leaf, formed like a branch with leaves.