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Encephalartos natalensis

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Author: Robert Allen Dyer & Verdoorn, 1951
Origin:  Southern Natal Province, Northern/Eastern Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  45 Centimetres
Height:  6 Meters
Flower Cones: Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Natal Cycad, Natal Giant Cycad
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by
Robert Allen Dyer and 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'. The species name as is is found in Natal.

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