Encephalartos Lehm.
  • Nov. Stirp. Pug. 6: 3. 1834.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Encephalartos Lehm. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000013360. Accessed on: 29 Nov 2020'

Morphology

Female cones nearly sessile; cone-scales with a peltate to subreniform head (bulla), variously faceted and sculptured, bearing a large inverted ovule on either side of the slender quadrangular stalk

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    Male cones stalked, 1–several, of closely imbricate scales with subpeltate apex (bulla) and a limb closely covered below with ellipsoid pollen sacs

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    Seeds ellipsoid or oblong, often angular by compression.

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    Leaves, oblong to linear; leaflets linear-lanceolate to ovate or oblong-lanceolate, with many parallel nerves, spine tipped and more or less spiny toothed, rarely entire, the lowermost often reduced to spines, straight in the bud

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    Shrubs or trees with erect or prostrate, rarely branched, trunks clothed with woody leaf bases

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    Tronc'hypogé ou épigé, globuleux à cylindrique, généralement couvert d'écailles coriaces imbriquées et spiralées, à racine pivotante et profonde; feuilles pennées, à nombreuses folioles entières, coriaces, parallélinerves et généralement spinescentes sur les bords.'Écailles'staminales et ovulifères tronquées et peltées, multisériées et imbriquées, en grands strobiles terminaux ou subterminaux; écailles ovulifères à 2 ovules pendants.'Graines grosses, rougeâtres ou brunâtres à maturité.\n\t\t\t\tEnviron 15 espèces en Afrique tropicale et australe.

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    Included Species

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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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    Zamiaceae
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