Spermatophyta: Gymnospermae: Cycadales


Dyer, R.A. (1966) Stangeriaceae Flora of Southern Africa 1

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the family

Stemless, dioecious plants with subterranean tuber-bearing roots.. Leaves pinnate, fern-like, 1-4 from each stem; leaflets with midrib and dichotomously branched lateral veins. Cones with tightly-packed spirally-arranged scales. Male scales with pollen cells stipitate on the lower surface towards the base. Female scales stalked, with 2 ovules. Seeds with a fleshy outer layer and a hard inner shell.

See the Cycadaceae for a comparison with this family and the Zamiaceae.

Worldwide: 1 genus and 1 species in South Africa (and possibly southern Mozambique)

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Stangeria T. MooreDescription

Other sources of information about Stangeriaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stangeriaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stangeriaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stangeriaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stangeriaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Stangeriaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stangeriaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Stangeriaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stangeriaceae
Wikipedia: Stangeriaceae
Plants of the World Online: Stangeriaceae
Tropicos: Stangeriaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Stangeriaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=282, retrieved 1 December 2023

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