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Encephalartos transvenosus

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Author: Otto Stapf & Joseph Burtt Davy, 1926
Origin:  Northern Transvaal, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres
Height:  12 Meters
Flower:  Cones: Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Modjadji Cycad
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by Otto Stapf & Joseph Burtt Davy in 1926. It is found in northern Transvaal Province of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to 40 centimetres in diameter and twelve meters long. 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 from Latin: trans, 'across', and venosus, 'veins'.