Bernard Verdcourt, 1949
Eswatini, Mozambique, South
Yellowish-Orange, Female; Yellowish-Green
Lebombo Cycad, Piet
Retief-Broodboom, Piet Retief Cycad
dioecious member of the Zamiaceae family
was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1949. It is found where Eswatini,
Mozambique and South Africa meets, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 4,5 metres in height. The male cones are yellowish-orange, the female are
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The specific name
after the Lebombo Mountains in South African.