Stangeria eriopus

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“Stangeria eriopus is a very long-lived, perennial, evergreen cycad. The stalked, feathered, fern-like leaves are between 25 centimeters and two meters long, with the petiole comprising one third to one half of the overall length (in both varieties). They are pinnately-veined, which distinguishes the species from all other cycads. The petiole comprises half the length of the leaf. The young leaves are bent in bud position, the tip appears rolled up. Young leaves are dotted with short, gray hairs (trichomes), which usually fall off quickly and only stick to the petiole. These trichomes are unbranched and transparent or colored. The species occurs as two variable forms or varieties.[3] The forest form, growing in regions with higher rainfall, is characterized by large, wide leaves that can reach up to 2 m in length. The grassland form, growing in regions subject to annual fire and drought, has shorter leaves with a thicker cuticle that may only be 30 cm long.”

CITES Appendix I (CITES)[2]
Scientific classificationedit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
(unranked): Gymnosperms
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Stangeriaceae
Subfamily: Stangerioideae
Genus: Stangeria
S. eriopus


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