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Encephalartos kanga Pócs & Q.Luke View taxon in

Published in: J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. 96(2): 195 (193-201; figs. 2-3). 2008. View in BioOne (J. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. View Publication info in IPNI)

Type Information

Collector and Number: Q. Luke, P.A. Luke, L. Festo, G. Laizer 12015 A

Locality: Tanzania, Morogoro Region, Mvomero District, Kanga Mountain Forest Reserve, 1140 m, 9-May-07

Type Location(s): HT:NHT; IT:EA, K, MO

This name is considered a Synonym of Encephalartos kisambo Faden & Beentje

Nomenclatural notes: Dated 2007, published 15 Jan 2008

Synonymy notes: 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’.


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