Monday, September 12, 2011

Naming of things

This is the cycad Encephalartos cycadifolius, which basically means it is an Encephalartos but it's leaves look like those of a cycad (presumably Cycas).

encephalartos cycadifolius

A rather confusing situation I think you'll agree. This is nonetheless a pretty little cycad from the a restricted and narrow distribution range which includes a few areas on the Winterberg mountain range in the districts of Bedford and Cradock in the Easterb Cape area of South Africa.

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