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Family Name:      Cycadaceae  =  Cycad or Sago Palm  Family
Scientific Name: previous scientific nameDioon  spinulosum  next scientific name      plant name pronunciation
Common Name: Spiny Dioon
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Distribution:  Mexico.


Hardiness Zone:  USDA Zone 10       (view USDA zone map)

Size:   20 ft., up to 45 ft. in the wild.

Form:   Palm like, evergreen, gymnosperm cycad.


Stem/Bud:   Stems slender, leaning with age.

Leaves:   Leaves 4-6 ft. long, pinnately compound, pinnae long, with slender, spiny teeth on the margin. Leaves emerge woolly.

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Flower:   Plants are dioecious.

Fruit:   Male cone sylindrical, 15-22 in. long. Female cones gray to brown, 12-36 in. long.





Notes:   Native on limestone formations in shady ravines and canyons that are covered with a tropical evergreen forest.

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