Native to: South Africa
Common names: Eastern Cape giant cycad; bread tree.
From the website: http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/encephalten.htm
"E. altensteinii is widely distributed in the coastal bush from the Bushman`s River in the southeastern Cape to the southern border of Kwazulu-Natal It also occurs inland at Komga, Kei Road and King William's Town on rocky hillsides and exposed escarpments."
Conservatory of the Matthaei Botanical Gardens,
Ann Arbor, Michigan,