This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Of this interesting Cy-cad, which has been imported from Natal, only young plants are yet known in this country. These have, as in the original Stangeria para-doxa, a bluntly rounded or napiform stem, the crown of which is slightly elevated above the soil, and from which the pinnate leaves arise. These leaves (in the plants before us, evidently immature) consist of three pairs of pinnae or leaflets, which are of an ovate-lanceolate form, and irregularly inciso-serrate at the margin, the larger teeth being irregularly cut down into a variable number of smaller teeth, thus forming a deeply but irregularly toothed margin, instead of the single spinulose serrate margin of S. para-doxa.- Wm. Bull.