Dioon spinulosum

COMMON NAME

Giant dioon, or Gum palm

TYPE

Cycad

FAMILY

Zamiaceae

NOTES

​The giant dioon is the largest of the American cycads and is known to grow up to 50 ft high in the wild. The species name of spinulosum is derived from the Latin, meaning spiny or thorny in reference to the fronds.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Veracruz and Oaxaca, Mexico

NATIVE HABITAT

Found on limestone cliffs and rocky hillsides 1000 ft above sea level.

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

pacsoa.org.au

llifle.com



Dioon spinulosum