Encephalartos altensteinii is a palm-like cycad in the family Zamiaceae. It is endemic to South Africa.
The species name altensteinii commemorates Altenstein, a 19th-century German chancellor and patron of science.
It is commonly known as the breadtree, broodboom, Eastern Cape giant cycad or uJobane (Zulu).
It is listed as vulnerable due to habitat destruction, use for traditional medicine and removal by collectors.