Encephalartos sp., Bread Palms, Bread Tree, Kaffir Bread

Encephalartos sp.

Bread Palms, Bread Tree, Kaffir Bread
Family: Zamiaceae
Origin: Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeDry conditionsModerate waterThorny or spinyPalm or palm-like plant

Several of the species possess stout trunks. The persistent, pinnate leaves are arranged in a terminal spreading crown, or ascending. The rigid leaflets are variously spiny or incised along their margins. Male cones are elongated, and three or four may appear at a time. Female cones are borne singly, or up to three at a time, and may weigh up to 60 pounds (27 kg).

Species :

Encephalartos ferox

Encephalartos gratus

Encephalartos hildebrandtii

Encephalartos horridus

Encephalartos lehmanii

Encephalartos natalensis

Encephalartos transvenosus

Encephalartos villosus

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