Tag: Encephalartos ferox

  • A Frightful Cycad

    Female cone of Encephalartos ferox

    Since today is supposed to be dedicated to all things frightful, here is a cycad whose very name tells you it is ferocious: Encephalartos ferox. It was growing and coning (the bright salmon-colored cone is a female cone) in the Fern Room at Phipps Conservatory. For the purposes of the Fern Room, cycads are honorary ferns.

    Encephalartos ferox