Giuseppe Bertoloni, 1851
||Northern Natal Province; South Africa,
Cones: Yellow - Red
Encephalartos ferox subsp. emersus, P.Rousseau,
Vorster & A.E.van Wyk.
This member of the Zamiaceae
family was described by Giuseppe Bertoloni in 1851. It is found in the northern Natal Province
in 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
Encephalartos is derived from the Greek.
en meaning 'within', kephali meaning 'head' and artos meaning
'bread'. The species name comes from Latin for 'fierce' or 'ferocious' in
reference to the rigid, spiny leaflets.
Encephalartoideae, Tribe Encephalarteae, Sub-Tribe