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.
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
"en" meaning within; "kephali" meaning head and "artos" meaning
Encephalartoideae, Tribe Encephalarteae, Sub-Tribe