The "Makurupini" form of Encephalartos chimanimaniensis may be the most distinctive-looking of the species' ecotypes. Note the striking long, sickle-shaped leaflets!Click here to see a larger photo of this leaf.
is an extremely rare cycad native to habitats along the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border and in the steep quartzite rock slopes of Mozambique. Cycad expert
Douglas Goode has noted that Encephalartos chimanimaniensis has a very restricted distribution in the Chimanimani Mountains.