is an attractive variety of Encephalartos manikensis, with hooked leaflets, from the Vanduzi district of Mozambique. In the picture here, you will see the
size and shape of the plant. Also, note the size of the cones, on what is a 14-inch diameter caudex plant!
This is a large form from of the species from Mozambique.
The Encephalartos manikensis complex is a group of large cycads growing in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Plants in this complex have
fat, straight trunks of up to 5 feet in height—long leaves with short petioles--medium-sized spiny leaflets and green cones.