Stangeria – Cycad, Species

English name: Stangeria

Sub Title:  Cycad, Species, & Facts

Stangeria, genus consisting of a single fernlike cycad in the family Stangeriaceae native to coastal regions of southern Africa. The sole species, known as Stanger’s cycad or Natal grass cycad (Stangeria eriopus), has a thick tuberlike underground stem, cylindrical cones with more or less vertical ranks of sporophylls, and pinnately compound leaves resembling those of some genera of ferns. The plant is listed as vulnerable in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.