Encephalartos horridus (Jacq.) Lehm., Nov. Stirp. Pug. 6: 14 1834. (syn: Encephalartos nanus Lehm.; Encephalartos van-hallii de Vriese; Zamia aurea Miq. [Invalid]; Zamia gleina Miq. [Invalid]; Zamia horrida Jacq.; Zamia nana Miq. [Invalid]; Zamia tricuspidata auct.);
E. Cape Prov. as per POWO;
The Eastern Cape Blue Cycad (Encephalartos horridus) is a small, low-growing cycad up to 0.9m (3 ft) high and 0.9m (3 ft) wide. It is a native of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, and found in arid shrublands, most commonly on ridges and slopes with shallow soils.
Gymnosperms Fortnight: Zamiaceae-Encephalartos horridus from California-GS-18 : Attachments (1). 1 post by 1 author.
Native of Eastern Cape South Africa,
Photographed from University of California Botanical Garden.
Location: Kew, London, UK
Altitude: 19 m.
Date: 04 April 2022
Habit : Cultivated