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Family: ZAMIACEAE 

 Encephalartos villosus
 
  
Author:  Antoine Charles Lemaire 1868
Family:  Zamiaceae
Habitat:  Eastern Cape Province; Natal , South Africa, Swaziland
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  40-200 centimetres
Cone Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Poor Man's Cycad
Synonyms:  -

   This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Antoine Charles  Lemaire in 1868. It is found in the southern Natal Province and the eastern part of the Cape Province, South Africa and in Swaziland. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The short stem can grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter and 40 to 200 centimetres height. The cones are yellow.

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

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

 

The difference in light conditions from a "in the ground grown" plant in South Africa to a German botanical garde.