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Nairoku -- Type Specimen

Encephalartos turneri
Nairoku -- Type Specimen

Encephalartos turneri<br>Nairoku -- Type Specimen


Encephalartos turneri is an extremely rare plant from Mozambique.

It grows in the Nampula region in north-central Mozambique central Mozambique, in a habitat dominated by granite rocks on the tops of mountains. E. turneri grows to become a medium sized clumping cycad to about 10 feet of trunk height, with up to 4 erect or reclining trunks. These trunks initially exhibit themselves as multiple offsets on the young plant. Its leaves leaves grow to 6 feet long, with dark green, leathery leaflets. These very thick, boat-shaped leaflets become cupped as the plant matures.




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Encephalartos turneri
Nairoku -- Type Specimen