Friedrich Ecklon, 1834
Cape Province, South Africa
||Grit - Mix
Green - Grown
Encephalartos mauritianus, Miq.
Encephalartos spinulosus, Lehm.
Zamia glaucescens, J.Schust.
Zamia lehmanniana, Eckl. & Zeyh.
Zamia spinulosa, Heynh.
This member of the Zamiaceae family was given this name by
Christian Friedrich Ecklon in 1834. It is found
in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to 40
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 200 centimetres in
cones are green to brownish.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species name
in honour of Prof Johann
Georg Christian Lehmann, a German botanist who studied the cycads.