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Encephalartos kisambo Faden & Beentje View taxon in

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

Type Information

Collector 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

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’.

Encephalartos kanga Pócs & Q.Luke
Encephalartos voiensis A.Moretti, D.W.Stev. & Sclavo

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

IUCN Red List Conservation Status: Endangered; B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v) [Source citation]


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Citation (CSE Style): Calonje M, Stevenson DW, Osborne R. The World List of Cycads, online edition [Internet]. 2013-2024. [cited 2024 Feb 29]. Available from: