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Species Information

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Encephalartos laevifolius Stapf & Burtt Davy
(name current 2016)
Kaapsehoop Cycad


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

Red Data Book Information:
Status: CR A2deB2bD Threats: Pest/disease Distribution: Malolotja In Swaziland, the effects of a pathogen are evident. Threatened by illegal collectors.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Encephalartos laevifolius - Stems up to c 1,5 to high, usually in clusters. Leaves 75100 cm long. Leaflets directed forwards, toothless, middle c 10 cm long x 6 mm wide. About three female cones or about five male cones at a time.

* 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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