Dioon edule

COMMON NAME

Chestnut dioon

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

​Easily distinguished from other Dioon species because it lacks spines on the borders of leaflets.  Grows to as much as 6-8' tall with a short stocky trunk, but is slow in growth.  Seeds are edible if cooked.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

Tropical deciduous thorn forests and oak wood lands

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

llifle.com

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Dioon edule