GEOGRAPHIC RANGE INFORMATION
Encephalartos hirsutus is known from three separate localities in the Soutpansberg region of the Limpopo Province, South Africa. Recorded from 800 to 1,000 m above sea level.
HABITAT AND ECOLOGY INFORMATION
Plants grow exposed on south-east-facing quartzite cliffs, in moist semi-deciduous mixed shrubland
The rainfall is between 350-650 mm per annum.
Currently considered extinct in nature.