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The World List of Cycads
A Comprehensive Taxonomic Reference

Accepted species

Encephalartos kisambo Faden & Beentje View taxon in The Cycad Pages View taxon in Tropicos.org

Published in: Utafiti 2(1): 7-10. 1989. (Utafiti View Publication info in IPNI View Publication info  in Tropicos)

Synonyms:
Encephalartos kanga Pócs & Q.Luke

Encephalartos voiensis A.Moretti, D.W.Stev. & Sclavo


Distribution: Kenya (Taita-Taveta), Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, ?Morogoro)

Conservation Status:
EN


Synonymy notes: The distribution of 'Tanzania (Morogoro)' reported here is the type locality of E. kanga, considered a synonym of E. kisambo by Haynes (2009, Cycad Newslett. 32(1): 6-14) for the following reasons: ‘a high degree of overlap with E. kisambo in vegetative traits, the lack of male cone traits, and female cone traits reported from a single plant’.

Type informationCollector and Number: R.B. Faden, A.J. Faden, C. Smeenk, N. Smeenk, & D. Kichoi 71/965

Locality: Kenya, Taita·Taveta District, Maungu (Nyangala) Hills, 1025 m, 26-Dec-71

Type Location(s): HT:K; IT:BR, EA, MO, PRE, UPS, US, WAG
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Literature
Author(s) Year Title Publication Page(s) Illustration(s) Comment(s) Abstract
Cameron, A 2009 Encephalartos kisambo in cultivation - Athi River, Kenya Cycad Newslett. 32(1): 17-18

Cameron, A 2010 Visiting Encephalartos kisambo in habitat Cycad Newslett. 33(4): 12-14

Faden, RB; Beentje, HJ 1989 Encephalartos kisambo, a new cycad from Kenya, with a note on E. tegulaneus Utafiti 21

7-10 Fig. 1 Protologue description
Haynes, JL 2009 Taxonomic History, Conservation Status & Morphological Affinities of Encephalartos kisambo Faden & Beentje Cycad Newslett. 32(1): 15-17

Holzman, G 2009 Growing Kisambos in Hawaii Cycad Newslett. 32(1): 19-20

Hurter, PJH 1994 Focus on Encephalartos kisambo Encephalartos 39: 4-8

Whitelock, LM 2002 The Cycads

206-207 Plates 290, 291 Description

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