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Family: ZAMIACEAE 

 Encephalartos natalensis
 
  
Author:  Robert Allen Dyer & Verdoorn 1951
Family:  Zamiaceae
Habitat:  Southern Natal Province, Northern/Eastern Cape Province (South Africa)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Med
Sun:  Med
Thickness:  45 centimetres
Height:  6 meters
Cone Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Natal cycad, Natal Giant Cycad
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer & Verdoorn in 1951. It is found in the southern Natal Province and the Northern and eastern part of the Cape Province, South Africa. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow up to 45 centimetres in diameter and six meters height. The cones are yellow.

 The name Encephalartos is derived from the Greek. "en" meaning within; "kephali" meaning head and "artos" meaning bread.

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