Encephalartos longifolius (Jacq.) Lehm.
|Bosjesmansbrood (a), Bread Palm (e), Broodboom (a), Cycad (e), Kafferbrood (a), Kafferbroodboom (a), Suurberg Cycad (e), Suurberg-broodboom (a), Thunberg's Cycad (e)|
Status and Criteria
Near Threatened A2d; B1ab(v)
|The population has declined by about 20% in the past three generations, and continues to decline due to ongoing removal of mature wild plants. EOO 7 000 km², however, more than 10 locations still remain.|
|South African endemic|
|Kouga Mountains to Grahamstown.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Albany Thicket, Fynbos|
|Steep rocky slopes in dense thicket.|
|The only real threat to E. longifolius is over-collection due to poaching of plants from the wild.|
Many subpopulations have been recorded scattered over mountain slopes between Joubertina and Grahamstown, and E. longifolius occurs in large numbers in some areas.
|Donaldson, J.S. 2009. Encephalartos longifolius (Jacq.) Lehm. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2020/01/18|