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Encephalartos latifrons

Encephalartos latifrons
Common names: Albany cycad (Eng.), Albany-broodboom (Afr.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2016   Encephalartos latifrons develops stems up to 3 m in height and 300-450 mm in ... the top half curved or entirely curled back. Encephalartos is a dioecious plant which means that the male and female ...

11 / 01 / 2016 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos cupidus

Plant growing in garden
Common names: Blyde River cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... Pretoria National herbarium January 2015 Encephalartos cupidus is a dwarf cycad with a subterranean stem which grows ... off during May–July to produce about 120 seeds. Encephalartos cupidus occurs within a restricted area of the Mpumalanga ...

05 / 01 / 2015 | K w Sepheka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos eugene-maraisii

Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
Common names: Waterberg cycad (Eng.); bergpalm, waterberg-broodboom (Afr.); mofaka (Sepedi)
Family: Zamiaceae

... Pretoria July 2014     Encephalartos eugene-maraisii has a medium-sized to large cycad with an ... long and 160-200mm in diameter. The female cones of Encephalartos eugene-maraisii do not disintegrate spontaneously, but dry out ...

28 / 07 / 2014 | K w Sepheka | Pretoria NBG
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Encephalartos umbeluziensis

Cones
Common names: Umbeluzi cycad (Eng.); Umbeluzi broodboom (Afr.)

... Updated March 2019         Encephalartos umbeluziensis is a small cycad with a subterranean stem ... that their surface is covered with small knobs. Encephalartos umbeluziensis is often confused with E. villosus and ...

19 / 08 / 2013 | K w Sepheka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos middelburgensis

E.middelburgensis in habitat
Common names: Middelburg cycad (Eng.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Herbarium July 2013     Encephalartos middelburgensis is a large cycad, with an aerially unbranched, ... obscured largely by the cataphylls of the stem. Cones of  Encephalartos middelburgensis  do not disintegrate spontaneously as those of ...

22 / 07 / 2013 | K w Sepheka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos laevifolius

Encephalartos laevifolius
Common names: Kaapsehoop cycad (Eng.); Kaapsehoop-broodboom (Afr.); mayiphuku (Siswati)
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Herbarium August 2012     Encephalartos laevifolius has tall stems, often reaching 3 to 4 metres in ... environment in which they are likely to germinate. Encephalartos Encephalartos laevifolius  grows relatively slowly and ...

13 / 08 / 2012 | K w Sepheka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos natalensis

Encephalartos natalensis: a "living fossil”
Common names: Natal cycad (Eng.); natalbroodboom (Afr.); isigqikisomkhovu, umhlungulo (Zulu); umguza, umphanga (Xhosa)
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Herbarium, Pretoria October 2011 Encephalartos natalensis is an evergreen quick-growing cycad, up to 6.5 m ... 25-35 mm long and 12-18 mm in diameter. Encephalartos natalensis is endemic to South Africa, occurring from Tabankulu ...

24 / 10 / 2011 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos senticosus

Encephalartos senticosus
Common names: Lebombo, jozini cycad (Eng.); lebombobroodboom (Afr.); isigqiki-somkhovu, ujubane (Zulu); sijekwane (S)
Family: Zamiaceae

... in well-drained soil in sunny and partial shade areas. Encephalartos senticosus is a quick-growing cycad, up to 4 m high and with a ... each yielding 280-590 bright red seeds. Encephalartos senticosus has a well-defined range, scattered along the summit ...

19 / 09 / 2011 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Encephalartos aplanatus

Encephalartos aplanatus cycad
Common names: Swazi north-east forest cycad (Eng.); Umphanga wehlathi (Zulu)
Family: Zamiaceae

... in diameter. The sarcotesta is bright red. Encephalartos aplanatus occurs naturally in the north-eastern part of ... of the genus Porthetes (Family: Curculionidae). Encephalartos Encephalartos aplanatus is easily grown from seed. Cycad ...

16 / 11 / 2009 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos caffer

Encephalartos caffer
Common names: Grahamstown cycad, Rhini cycad (Eng.); kafferkie (Afr.); uMphanga wase Rhini (Nguni)
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden July 2009 Encephalartos caffer is a single-stem cycad with a woolly crown, the whole ... occasionally pale pinkish- yellow. Encephalartos caffer occurs in coastal-belt grassland, often among rocks, in ...

20 / 07 / 2009 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos cycadifolius

E. cycadifolius mature plant beginning to cone
Common names: Bedford cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2009 Encephalartos cycadifolius is a slow-growing, single to multi-stemmed cycad, ... mm. Female cones are 200-300 x 160-180 mm. Encephalartos cycadifolius has a restricted distribution in the Winterberg ...

13 / 04 / 2009 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos arenarius

Encephalartos arenarius
Common names: Alexandria cycad, Kwa Qaba cycad (Eng.); uMphanga wakwa Qaba (Nguni)
Family: Zamiaceae

... Garden Sptember 2008     Encephalartos arenarius is a multi-stemmed cycad with a lead stem of 1-2 m ... The seed is shiny red when mature. Encephalartos arenarius is endemic to the Coastal Dune Forest in the Eastern ...

08 / 09 / 2008 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos lanatus

Encephalartos lanatus
Common names: Woolly cycad (Eng.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... Curculionid weevil ( Antliarhinus zamiae ). Encephalartos E. lanatu s is easily grown from seed. Because cycad seeds ... feed the plant with a generous layer of compost. Encephalartos is Greek for 'bread in head and refers to the floury, starchy ...

31 / 03 / 2008 | Phakamani Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi

Cones emerging
Common names: white-haired cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... Botanical Garden August 2006 The stem of Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi ranges from 400-600 mm in diameter and can ... but have no teeth on the upper or lower margins. Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi bears the largest number of cones in the ...

14 / 08 / 2006 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos paucidentatus

Graceful cycad
Common names: Barberton cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... Botanic Garden July 2006 The stems of Encephalartos paucidentatus are either upright or procumbent and reach a ... therefore assumed that they act as a pollinating agent. Encephalartos Encephalartos paucidentatus is a shade-loving species ...

03 / 07 / 2006 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos longifolius

Encephalartos longifolius growing in the wild.
Common names: Thunberg's cycad, Suurberg cycad (Eng.); Suurbergbroodboom (Afr.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... in a sharp spine or it can be rounded. Encephalartos longifolius cones are very large and are of the heaviest of all ... cones that are 500-600 x 400 mm. Encephalartos longifolius is widely distributed in the southwestern parts of ...

19 / 06 / 2006 | D Bosenberg | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos trispinosus

Encephalartos trispinosus
Common names: Bushman`s River cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... John Winter Kirstenbosch NBG May 2006 Encephalartos trispinosus developes stems up to 1 x 0.25-0.3 m, which are ... of the female cones takes place in April-May. Encephalartos trispinosus is endemic to South Africa and occurs in the ...

15 / 05 / 2006 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos villosus

Cone forming
Common names: poor man's cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... as Swaziland. It is by far the most widespread species of Encephalartos in southern Africa. The plants grow in forests and sheltered ... slopes which are obviously distributed by these birds. Encephalartos This species responds well to cultivation provided it is ...

25 / 04 / 2005 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos transvenosus

Modjadji cycad
Common names: Modjadji cycad (Eng.); Modjadji broodboom (Afr.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... the seed is eaten and the kernel is then discarded. Encephalartos This species is one of the most attractive of the larger ... of approximately 69 species. As a garden subject, Encephalartos transvenosus , with its glossy dark-green leaves, is one of the ...

14 / 03 / 2005 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Encephalartos altensteinii

Female cones of E. altensteinii
Common names: Eastern Cape cycad, Eastern Cape giant cycad (Eng.), oos-kaapse broodboom (Afr.), umphanga, umguza, isundu (Xhosa)
Family: Zamiaceae

... John Winter Kirstenbosch NBG November 2004 Encephalartos altensteinii develops into a medium to large plant producing ... E. natalensis and E. lebomboensis . Encephalartos altensteinii is widely distributed in the coastal bush from ...

08 / 11 / 2004 | John Winter | Kirstenbosch NBG
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