Encephalartos eugene-maraisii

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Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii, met keëls, e, Manie van der Schijff BT.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos
Species: E. eugene-maraisii
Binomial name
Encephalartos eugene-maraisii
I.Verd.

Encephalartos eugene-maraisii is a species of cycad in the family Zamiaceae. It is endemic to South Africa, where it is limited to Limpopo. It is known as the Waterberg cycad.[1]

This plant grows in the sandstone hills of the Waterberg Range at 1400 to 1500 meters in elevation. The habitat is grassland and savanna. This endangered species is threatened by overcollection.[1]

This species was named for South African naturalist Eugène Marais.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c Donaldson, J.S. 2010. Encephalartos eugene-maraisii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. Downloaded on 06 September 2015.
  2. ^ Gray, S. (2013). Soul-brother Eugène N. Marais: Some notes towards a re-edit of his works. Tydskrif vir letterkunde, 50(2), 62-80.

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