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Encephalartos senticosus at the San Diego Zoo [C.J. Earle, 2007.02.28].


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Conservation status

Encephalartos senticosus

Vorster 1996

Common names

Taxonomic notes


"Encephalartos senticosus ... is similar to E. lebomboensis Verdoorn with which it was previously confused, but differs in its male cones being stalked instead of sessile with the exposed faces of the microsporophylls drawn out into drooping beaks instead of raised pyramidally, and the megasporophylls with exposed faces pyramidally raised instead of more or less flat" (Vorster 1996).

Distribution and Ecology

South Africa: the Lebombo Range of northern KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland (Vorster 1996).

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Vorster, P. 1996. Encephalartos senticosus (Zamiaceae): A new species from northern KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. South African Journal of Botany 62: 76-79.

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Last Modified 2012-11-23