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Author: Otto Stapf & Joseph Burtt Davy, 1926
Origin:  Transvaal, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  2 Meters
Flower Cones: Male: Red. Female. Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Woolly Cycad, Clifants River Cycad
Synonyms:  -

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.

The name Encephalartos is derived from the Greek. en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning 'bread'. The species name from Latin lanatus: 'woolly'.