Reward for Information on Cycads Stolen at Kirstenbosch NBG

encephalartoslatifronsIn the last three weeks 24 cycads were stolen from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. The stolen plants include 22 critically endangered Albany cycads (Encephalartos latifrons). In addition, twoGrahamstown cycads (Encephalartos caffer) were also taken. Both these species are indigenous to South Africa and occur in the Eastern Cape Province.
In an effort to track down these plants, the Western Cape Cycad Society is offering a reward of R10 000 for any information leading to the arrest of anyone linked to theft of the cycads.

For more information contact: 

Phakamani Xaba
Kirstenbosch Senior Horticulturist
021 799 8757

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