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Encephalartos

Encephalartos Lehm.

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionCycadophytaAll cycads—primitive palm-like plants
ClassCycadopsidaCycads
OrderCycadalesLiving cycads (most are extinct)
FamilyZamiaceaeCycas that are superficially palm- or fernlike
GenusEncephalartosBread palms, bread tree, or Kaffir bread because they produce a breadlike starchy food

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Encephalartos description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 1 Jun 2010.

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Encephalartos Lehm.

(Encephalartos) · 2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.6 × 1.7 m)

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