Encephalartos altensteinii Lehm.

Fam. Zamiaceae
The Negombo specimen is a "son" of the specimen that lives in Ischia Porto.
Planted by Ermanno Casasco in 1990, Encephalartos is considered a plant of great interest by scholars because it belongs to the Zamiaceae family (order Cycadales).
They are in fact evergreen and dioecious plants, widespread in the tropical and temperate regions of Africa, Australia, Central and South America and South East Asia, with a very significant evolutionary history.

In the last ten thousand years, mankind has domesticated "useful" animals and plants to the same extent that these species have "exploited" the tastes and needs of men in order to multiply


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