Definition of Encephalartos

1. Noun. Any of numerous cycads of the genus Encephalartos having stout cylindrical trunks and a terminal crown of long often spiny pinnate leaves.

Generic synonyms: Cycad
Group relationships: Genus Encephalartos



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Encephalartos

encaustic
encaustics
encave
encaved
encaves
encaving
encebollado
encebollados
enceinte
enceintes
encelitis
encephal-
encephala
encephalaemia
encephalalgia
encephalartos (current term)
encephalatrophic
encephalatrophy
encephalauxe
encephale isole
encephalectomies
encephalectomy
encephalic
encephalic vesicle
encephalin
encephalins
encephalithogenic protein
encephalitic
encephalitides
encephalitis

Literary usage of Encephalartos

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Living Cycads by Charles Joseph Chamberlain (1919)
"encephalartos The other African genus is encephalartos (iv Ke<j>a\rj apros), ... The first field studies were made in Zululand, where encephalartos ..."

2. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"The genuine species of encephalartos, all from South-Africa, also endure the night-frosts of Melbourne perfectly well. Cymopterus glomeratus, De Candolle. ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Longitudinal section of two sporangia of encephalartos. X 70. FIG 40. Surface section of stoma in the sporangial wall of encephalartos; g, guard cells; su, ..."

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