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Encephalartos trispinosus

 

Bushman’s River Cycad

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
Speciestrispinosus

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Encephalartos trispinosus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 26 May 2010.

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Encephalartos trispinosus (Bushman’s River Cycad)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Encephalartos trispinosus (Bushman’s River Cycad)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 6½ × 4' (2.0 × 1.3 m)

Range: Zones 9-11:

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