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Encephalartos lebomboensis

Encephalartos lebomboensis: Phot: N Grobbelaar
Common names: Lebombo cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... For more about the ecology of cycads in general please see Encephalartos horridus . Encephalartos This cycad is suited to tropical and warm ... readily. For more about the pests of cycads, please see Encephalartos horridus When obtaining cycads for your garden, ...

14 / 04 / 2003 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld NBG
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Encephalartos lehmannii

Encephalartos lehmannii : Photo:Nat Grobbelaar
Common names: Karoo cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

... vegetation is not as prone to fire as some grasslands. Encephalartos This cycad is easy to cultivate. It is an ... several cycad species in 1834 and established the genus  Encephalartos. This cycad has been described as the hardiest, ... of this cycad were removed from the wild for cultivation. Encephalartos lehmannii Lehm. 8.1 Encephalartos lehmannii ...

21 / 04 / 2003 | Lou-nita LeRoux | Lowveld 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

... The tip terminates in a sharp spine or it can be rounded. Encephalartos longifolius cones are very large and are of the ... 1 (rarely 2) olive-green cones that are 500-600 x 400 mm. Encephalartos longifolius is widely distributed in the ... it has not been conclusively shown that beetles pollinate Encephalartos longifolius , pollinating beetles have been ...

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

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

... Khutso Sepheka Pretoria National Herbarium July 2013     Encephalartos middelburgensis is a large cycad, with an ... obscured largely by the cataphylls of the stem. Cones of  Encephalartos middelburgensis  do not disintegrate ... grows well in full sunlight and is frost-hardy. Encephalartos species are pollinated by insects and wind in ...

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

Encephalartos msinganus
Common names: Msinga cycad (Eng.); msinga-broodboom (Afr.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... images by Willem Froneman, Lowveld NBG.   Encephalartos msinganus has an aerially unbranched stem, up ... to allow the insects to enter and to pollinate the cone. Encephalartos This plant grows best in light shade or full ... with deep, well-drained soil and is watered frequently. Encephalartos msinganus is propagated by seed and suckers. ...

15 / 07 / 2019 | Lungisani Zondi | Walter Sisulu NBG
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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

... M. S. Mothogoane National Herbarium, Pretoria October 2011 Encephalartos natalensis is an evergreen quick-growing cycad, ... which are about 25-35 mm long and 12-18 mm in diameter. Encephalartos natalensis is endemic to South Africa, ... regularly. The altitude is about 1200 m above sea level. Encephalartos natalensis is not threatened by fire in its ...

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

Encephalartos ngoyanus
Common names: Ngoye dwarf cycad (Eng.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... are bright red and 29 mm long, 18–20 mm in diameter. Encephalartos ngoyanus occurs naturally in northern ... habitat receives a rainfall of 750–1 000 mm per annum. Encephalartos ngoyanus occurs in grassland and grass fires ... to allow the insects to enter and to pollinate the cone. Encephalartos Encephalartos ngoyanus grows best in dappled ...

08 / 03 / 2021 | Lungisani Zondi | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Encephalartos nubimontanus

Encephalartos nubimontanus
Common names: blue cycad, cloud mountain cycad (Eng.); bloubroodboom (Afr.), isigciki-somkhovu (isiZulu); gebeleweni (siSwati)
Family: Zamiaceae

... Ngwenya Lowveld National Botanical Garden August 2020 Encephalartos nubimontanus is a very attractive, ... fleshy covering when ripe.  This species is similar to Encephalartos cupidus (Blyde River Cycad), but they differ in ... plant, up to 1 m tall, and has a subterranean stem. Encephalartos nubimontanus used to grow on cliff faces in ...

17 / 08 / 2020 | Winfred Velephi Ngwenya | Lowveld NBG
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Encephalartos paucidentatus

Graceful cycad
Common names: Barberton cycad
Family: Zamiaceae

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

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

Encephalartos princeps
Common names: Kei cycad (Eng.); keibroodboom (Afr.); umguza, umphanga (Xho.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... K.W. Sepheka Pretoria National Herbarium August 2011   Encephalartos princeps is a woody plant with about 10-15 ... environment in which they are likely to germinate.   Encephalartos Encephalartos  princeps  survives well in full sun, and is ...

08 / 08 / 2011 | K w Sepheka | 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 ... to October, each yielding 280-590 bright red seeds. Encephalartos senticosus has a well-defined range, scattered ... they forage on the fleshy pulp which drops off the seed. Encephalartos Encephalartos senticosus  grows relatively ...

19 / 09 / 2011 | M.S. Mothogoane | National Herbarium Pretoria
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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 ... consists of approximately 69 species. As a garden subject, Encephalartos transvenosus , with its glossy dark-green ... garden plant with 1-m long leaves in four to five years. Encephalartos transvenosus Stapf & Burtt Davy 13 ...

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

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

... Kirstenbosch NBG John Winter Kirstenbosch NBG May 2006 Encephalartos trispinosus developes stems up to 1 x 0.25-0.3 ... pollination of the female cones takes place in April-May. Encephalartos trispinosus is endemic to South Africa and ... so insects could also be responsible for pollination. Encephalartos E. trispinosus is one of the slower-growing ...

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

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

... Herbarium August 2013 Updated March 2019         Encephalartos umbeluziensis is a small cycad with a ... species in that their surface is covered with small knobs. Encephalartos umbeluziensis is often confused with E. ... grower. It grows best in light shade and is frost hardy. Encephalartos species are pollinated by insects in the wild, ...

19 / 08 / 2013 | K w Sepheka | National Herbarium Pretoria
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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 ... slopes which are obviously distributed by these birds. Encephalartos This species responds well to cultivation ... E. villosus is closely related to E. umbeluziensis. Encephalartos villosus  is one of the most common ornamental ...

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

Encephalartos woodii at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Wood's Cycad (Eng.); Wood-se-broodboom (Afr.)
Family: Zamiaceae

... Notten Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2002 Encephalartos woodii is a very handsome plant. The leaves are ... but mature specimens are often branched at the crown. Encephalartos woodii reaches majestic proportions, up to 6 m ... mass of 2.5 tons. A characteristic that is unique to Encephalartos woodii is that in mature specimens the trunk ...

20 / 05 / 2002 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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