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Species Information

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Encephalartos paucidentatus Stapf & Burtt Davy
(name current 2016)
Barberton Cycad


Growth form: Tree
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule A
Cultural uses
Other uses
Illegal trade

Red Data Book Information:
Status: VU A1cdC2aD2 Distribution: Makonwya, Malolotja Found in a protected area. The species is found along the Swaziland South African border. Also known from South Africa where it is threatened. Threatened by illegal collectors.

Regional distribution:
Also known from South Africa.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Encephalartos paucidentatus - Leaf-stalk c 2,5 cm wide. Leaflets spreading at right angles, with or without teeth, middle c 25 cm long x 3 cm wide. Male cones 15 at top of trunk, cylindrical, up to 50 cm long x 15 cm diam, narrowing to both ends, on stalk c 10 cm long surrounded by woolly basal bracts. Female cones 13 at top of trunk, up to 50 cm long x 22 cm diam below middle with short stalk and woolly bracts.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

Included in Tree Atlas.

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