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N. Uganda, S. Sudan. Grassland on mountain slopes, tropical. Needs full sun or part-sun. Good drainage. Frost tender.
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, Uganda
- Africa, Northeast Tropical Africa, Sudan
Encephalartos septentrionalis Schweinf. ex Eichl.Family: ZAMIACEAE
Species: septentrionalis Schweinf. ex Eichl.
Common names: Nile Cycad
Distribution summary: Congo, Sudan, Uganda
Conservation status (IUCN Red List): Near Threatened
Hardiness: H1c - Heated greenhouse; warm temperate
Habitat: Rocky areas in sparse forests, grassland and open bushland
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants in pots (POT)
Reason for growing: Toxic