Sorting Encephalartos names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Encephalartos aemulans P. Vorster

ENGLISH : Ngotshe cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos altensteinii Lehm.

CHINESE : Ou deng si da tou su tie.

ENGLISH : Eastern Cape-cycad (South Africa), Giant-cycad.

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique du sud.

JAPANESE : Arutensutainoni sotetsu.


Encephalartos arenarius R. A. Dyer

ENGLISH : Alexandria cycad (South Africa).

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique.

JAPANESE : Sunaoni sotetsu.

Encephalartos brevifoliolatus P. Vorster

ENGLISH : Escarpment cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos caffer (Thunb.) Lehm.

SYNONYM(S) : Cycas caffer Thunb.

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique du Sud.

Encephalartos cycadifolius (Jacq.) Lehm.

SYNONYM(S) : Encephalartos friderici-guilielmi Lehm., Zamia cycadifolia Jacq.

ENGLISH : White-haired cycad.

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique, Zamia à feuilles de cycadée.

Encephalartos dolomiticus J. J. Lavranos & D. L. Goode

ENGLISH : Wolkberg cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos dyerianus J. J. Lavranos & D. L. Goode

ENGLISH : Lillie cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos eugene-maraisii Verdoorn

ENGLISH : Waterberg cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos ferox Bertol. f.

ENGLISH : Tonga cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos ghellinckii Lem.

ENGLISH : Drakensberg cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos heenanii R. A. Dyer

ENGLISH : Woolly cycad.

Encephalartos hildebrandtii A. Br. & Bouché

CHINESE : Xiu de bu lang da tou su tie.

Encephalartos hirsutus P. J .H. Hurter

ENGLISH : Northern cycad (South Africa), Venda cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos horridus (Jacq.) Lehm.

SYNONYM(S) : Zamia horrida Jacq.

JAPANESE : Himeoni sotetsu.

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique.

Encephalartos inopinus R. A. Dyer

ENGLISH : Lydenburg cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos laevifolius Stapf & Burtt Davy

ENGLISH : Kaapsehoop cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos lanatus Stapf & Burtt Davy

ENGLISH : Olifants River cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos latifrons Lehm.

ENGLISH : Albany cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos laurentianus De Wild. & Lebrun

CHINESE : Ai gan da tou su tie.

ENGLISH : Short-stemmed giant-cycad.

Encephalartos lebomboensis Verdoorn

ENGLISH : Lebombo cycad (South Africa), Piet Relief cycad , Zululand cycad..

ZULU : Isigqiki somkhovu.

Encephalartos lehmanni Lehm.

CHINESE : Shen lü da tou su tie.

ENGLISH : Karoo cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos longifolius (Jacq.) Lehm.

SYNONYM(S) : Zamia longifolia Jacq.

CHINESE : Chang ye da tou su tie.

ENGLISH : Suurberg cycad (South Africa).

FRENCH : Cycadale d'Afrique à feuilles longues, Zamia à feuilles longues.

GERMAN : Awaiting feedback.

RUSSIAN : Entsefaliartos dlinnolistnyi.

Encephalartos manikensis (Gilliland) Gilliland

FRENCH : Encephalartos du Zimbabwe.

Encephalartos middelburgensis P. Vorster, P. J. Robbertse & S. van der Westhuizen

ENGLISH : Middelburg giant cycad (South Africa), Giant-cycad.

Encephalartos msinganus P. Vorster

ENGLISH : Msinga cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos natalensis R. A. Dyer & I. Verd.

ENGLISH : Giant cycad (South Africa), Natal cycad, Zululand cycad.

ZULU : Isigqiki somkhovu, Umngquabe.

Encephalartos paucidentatus Stapf & Burtt Davy

ENGLISH : Barberton cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos princeps R. A. Dyer

ENGLISH : Kei cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos senticosus P.Vorster

CHINESE : Si wei shi lan da tou su tie.

ENGLISH : Swaziland cycad, Zulu cycad.

Encephalartos transvenosus Stapf & Burtt Davy

ENGLISH : Cycad du Transvaal, Modjadji giant-cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos venetus P. Vorster

ENGLISH : Blue cycad (South Africa).

Encephalartos villosus Lem.

ENGLISH : Glossy giant-cycad, Bright-green giant-cycad.

CHINESE : Liang lü da tou su tie.

Encephalartos woodii hort.

ENGLISH : Wood's giant-cycad.

General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


Balkwill Kevin et al., 2002, Recommended English names for Trees of Southern Africa, SAPPI & JEEP sponsored workgroup. C. E. Moss Herbarium, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. < >.

EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (20 April 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.



Contributors to this page (Personal communication) : In progress.



Photographs and description of genus (in French) at the Jardin Botanique de Montréal, Canada. < >.

Balkwill Kevin et al., 2002, Recommended English names for Trees of Southern Africa, SAPPI & JEEP sponsored workgroup. C. E. Moss Herbarium, School of Animal, Plant & Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. < > . A very informative discussion and recommendations for English names of trees in South Africa.


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