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Transvaal, S. Africa, subtropical and warm temperate. Needs full sun, good drainage, 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, Southern Africa
Encephalartos transvenosus Stapf & Burtt DavyFamily: ZAMIACEAE
Species: transvenosus Stapf & Burtt Davy
Common names: Modjadji cycad
Distribution summary: S.Africa (Transvaal)
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Rocky slopes
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Toxic