Friday, July 30, 2010

Encephalartos senticosus was apparently once known as E. lebomboensis, but this name has now been applied to the 'Piet Retief' form of that species and the original E. lebomboensis is now known as E. senticosus. I have no idea how that works from a taxonomic standpoint.

encephalartos senticosus3

Its very like the lebomboensis type plants generally - big, lush, strong and bright green. I have reason to believe this one was A) female and B) had coned recently:

encephalartos senticosus

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