Encephalartos sclavoi

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Encephalartos sclavoi
Encephalartos sclavoi reproductive cone.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Encephalartos
E. sclavoi
Binomial name
Encephalartos sclavoi
De Luca, D.W.Stev. & A.Moretti, 1990

Encephalartos sclavoi, common name Sclavo's cycad, is a critically endangered[1] cycad in the family Zamiaceae. It is endemic to Tanzania, with a population of only ~50 mature plants.[2]


Encephalartos sclavoi grows to about 1 metre (3.3 ft) high. The leaves are 170 to 200 centimetres (5.6 to 6.6 ft) long, dark green and semiglossy. Its seed cones are yellow, being 30 to 40 centimetres (12 to 16 in) long and 15 to 20 centimetres (5.9 to 7.9 in) in diameter.

It was described in 1990 by Aldo Moretti, D.W. Stevenson and Paolo Deluca, honoring Jean Pierre Sclavo, a French collector of cycads, who first discovered this species.


  1. ^ "Encephalartos sclavoi (Sclavo's Cycad)". Iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  2. ^ Africa Cycads

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