Encephalartos paucidentatus Stapf & Burtt Davy
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Tree
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
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.
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 1—5 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 1—3 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.