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Encephalartos ferox

Encephalartos ferox G. Bertol.

 

Zululand 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
SpeciesferoxFerocious, very thorny

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Encephalartos ferox description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Jan 2011.

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Encephalartos ferox (Zululand Cycad)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA

Encephalartos ferox (Zululand Cycad)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA