Encephalartos concinnus R.A. Dyer & I. Verd.

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Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
Mwenezi River Valley, Mberengwa CL

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
Mwenezi River Valley, Mberengwa CL

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
Mwenezi River Valley, Mberengwa CL

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
Mwenezi River Valley, Mberengwa CL

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
West Nicholson

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
West Nicholson

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
West Nicholson

Encephalartos concinnus

Photo: Mike Harvey
West Nicholson

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Synonyms:
Common names: Runde cycad (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Notes: Occurring in the area of West Nicholson, where it was said to be abundant and producing cones in 1968. Only few mature specimens are now left. There are also smaller populations recorded in the Bubiana Conservancy and North of the Runde River. It is highly threatened by collectors.
Derivation of specific name: concinnus: well adjusted (L), referring to the neat and elegant appearance of the male cones.
Habitat: A species of dry woodland on granite kopjes.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Monday 11 December 2006
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 84.

Dyer, R.A. & Verdoorn, I.C. (1969). Encephalartos manikensis and its near allies Kirkia 7(1) Pages 152 - 154. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 125.


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Encephalartos concinnus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Encephalartos concinnus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Encephalartos concinnus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Encephalartos concinnus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Encephalartos concinnus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Encephalartos concinnus
Ispot Southern Africa : Encephalartos concinnus
JSTOR Plant Science: Encephalartos concinnus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Encephalartos concinnus
Tropicos: Encephalartos concinnus
West African Plants database: Encephalartos concinnus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Encephalartos concinnus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102940, retrieved 28 November 2014

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