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Bluish plant by Photo by P.H., Australia

Author: Robert Allen Dyer, 1971
Origin:  Transvaal, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  20 Meters
Flower:  Cones: Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer in 1971. It is found in Transvall, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem will grow to 30 centimetres in diameter and 2,7 meters length, but only 20 centimetres will be exposed. The cones are green.

The name Encephalartos is derived from the Greek. en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning 'bread'. The species name means 'desirous'.

MoBot: Cycadaceae family. 

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