This cycad originates in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and is not found in the wild in
Identification: These robust cycads have stout trunks up to
5' (1.5 m) high. Leaves are 3-6' (1-1.9 m) long, composed of about 60 pairs of
pinnae (leaflets), with lower pairs becoming smaller. The largest pinnae are 4½-6" (12-15 cm) long
about ¾-⅞" (2-2.5 cm) wide, tipped with one or two spines. Male cones 10-24" (25-60 cm) tall occur in groups of 1-4. Female cones are somewhat larger, and woolly. These are an endangered species.