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Encephalartos horridus (Jacq.) Lehm.

Eastern cape blue cycad

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionCycadophytaAll cycads—primitive palm-like plants
OrderCycadalesLiving cycads (most are extinct)
FamilyZamiaceaeCycas that are superficially palm- or fernlike
GenusEncephalartosBread palms, bread tree, or Kaffir bread because they produce a breadlike starchy food

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Encephalartos van-hallii de Vriese

Encephalartos nanus Lehm.

Encephalartos horridus var. van-hallii (de Vriese) J.Schust.

Encephalartos horridus var. nanus (Lehm.) J.Schust.


Encephalartos horridus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Encephalartos horridus (Eastern cape blue cycad)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia