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From coastal districts of Kenya and Tanzania. Requires sun, good drainage and protection from frost.
Endangered species on CITES Appendix I
Toxic due to presence of azoxyglycosides, such as macrozamin and cycasin. Carcinogenic and teratogenic on ingestion .
Professor Anthony Dayan, 2022
- Africa, East Tropical Africa, Kenya
- Africa, East Tropical Africa, Tanzania
Encephalartos hildebrandtii A.Braun & C.D.BouchéFamily: ZAMIACEAE
Species: hildebrandtii A.Braun & C.D.Bouché
Common names: Mombasa cycad
Distribution summary: E. Tropical Africa
Hardiness: H2 - Tender; cool or frost-free greenhouse
Habitat: Rough grassland, coastal cliff
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Toxic