|Author: ||Henri Baillon, 1892
East Coast; South Africa
||Minimum - Medium
No; Cones: Brown - Yellow
||Natal Grass Cycad, Fingo, Hottentot's Head
eriopus, Otto Kunze, 1839.
Stangeria paradoxa, T.Moore, 1853.
Stangeria katzeri, Regel.
Stangeria sanderiana, J.Schust.
Stangeria schizodon, W.Bull.
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,
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
The genera name after
Dr. Max Stanger, German surveyor of Natal province in South Africa.
The species name means 'wolly foot'.