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Family: ZAMIACEAE 

 Encephalartos ferox
 
  
Author:  Giuseppe Bertoloni 1851
Family:  Zamiaceae
Habitat:  Northern Natal Province (South Africa), Southern  Mozambique
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Med
Sun:  Med
Thickness:  35 centimetres
Height:  1-1,8 meters
Cone Yellow to Red
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Zululand Cycad
Synonyms:  -

This one is from Kiel BG.

   This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Giuseppe Bertoloni  in 1851. It is found in the northern Natal Province (South Africa) up to southern  Mozambique. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow up to 35 centimetres in diameter and 100-180 centimetres height. The cones are yellow to red.

 The name Encephalartos is derived from the Greek. "en" meaning within; "kephali" meaning head and "artos" meaning bread. Ferox comes from Latin for "fierce" / "ferocious" in reference to the rigid, spiny leaflets.

Sub-Family  Encephalartoideae, Tribe   Encephalarteae, Sub-Tribe   Encephalartinae

This is not a branch with leaves, but one leaf, formed like a branch with leaves.