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Family: STANGERIACEAE 

 Stangeria eriopus
 
  
Author:  Henri Baillon 1892
Family:  Stangeriaceae
Habitat: 

East Coast of South Africa and Southern Mozambique

Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  No, brown to yellow cones.
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Natal Grass Cycad, Fingo, Hottentot's Head
Synonyms:  Lomaria eriopus, Otto Kunze 1839
Stangeria paradoxa, T.Moore 1853
Got it from:  Bangkok
Year:  2006

 

Male cone above, female below.

   This member of the Stangeriaceae family was given this name by Henri Baillon in 1892. It is found in the costal areas of Eastern South Africa and Southern Mozambique, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The carrot-like caudex can grow to more than twenty centimetres in diameter, the leaves can reach two metres. The cones are from brown to yellow, and seeds are the only way of reproducing this plant.

Sub-family: Stangerioideae

Kingdom SubKingdom SuperDivision Division SubDivision Class SubClass Order Family Genus Species
PLANTAE Tracheophyta Spermatophytes

Pinophyta

Cycadophytina Cycadopsida

Cycadidae

Cycadales

Stangeriaceae Stangeria eriopus