5.000 Encephalartos Lehm.

Lewis, J. (1960) Gymnospermae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) 78-80

Description of the genus

Dioecious trees or shrubs. Trunk crowned with a tuft of large pinnate leaves. Leaflets usually spiny with parallel nerves. Scales of female cones with only 2 ovules on their adaxial side.

Worldwide: Approximately 65 species in Tropical and South Africa (African Plant Database).

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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schmitzii Malaisse[VU]N,WNw,McImage

Other sources of information about Encephalartos:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Encephalartos
Flora of Mozambique: Encephalartos
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Encephalartos
Flora of Zimbabwe: Encephalartos
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Encephalartos

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Encephalartos
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Encephalartos
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Encephalartos
Wikipedia: Encephalartos
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Encephalartos
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Encephalartos

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Encephalartos.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=90, retrieved 15 January 2021

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