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Dioon mejiae

Dioon mejiae Standley et L.O. Williams

Dioon pectinatum

Dioon edule β latipinna

Cycad

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionCycadophytaAll cycads—primitive palm-like plants
ClassCycadopsidaCycads
OrderCycadalesLiving cycads (most are extinct)
FamilyZamiaceaeCycas that are superficially palm- or fernlike
GenusDioon
Speciesmejiae

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These very large cycads are native to Honduras and Nicaragua.

Identification: These cycads are among the largest and most abundant in the world, reaching 33' (10 m) in height. The trunk may be 10' (3 m) wide. Leaves are up to 7' (2.1 m) long.

Online References:

Dioon mejiae at the Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia

Dioon mejiae at the Palm & Cycad Society of Florida’s Plant to Palm site

Dioon mejiae at the Palm & Cycad Society of Florida’s Plant to Palm site

Dioon mejiae on Desert-tropicals.com

Dioon mejiae on Horticopia

Dioon mejiae on Stephen Sharnoff Photography

Dioon mejiae description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Dioon mejiae (Cycad)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 4 × 5½' (1.2 × 1.7 m)

Range: Zones 9b-12:

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