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Dioon spinulosum

 

Giant Dioon

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
Speciesspinulosum

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Dioon spinulosum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 28 May 2010.

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Dioon spinulosum (Giant Dioon)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA

Dioon spinulosum (Giant Dioon)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 5½ × 3½' (1.7 × 1.1 m)

Range: Zones 9-11:

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