Dioon mejiae

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Figure 1. D. mejiae

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Synonymy:

None

Common Names:

None

Distribution:

Honduras, and Nicaragua.

Habitat:

Dry rocky canyons.

Description:

A small to medium sized cycad, to about 1m tall, with stiff, obliquely erect leaves to about 2m long. Leaves are dark green, and flat in profile.

General:

Culture:

Sunny, well drained position, in the tropics or sub-tropics. Drought tolerant.


Figure 2. D. mejiae
Figure 3. D. mejiae leaf detail.
Figure 4. Attractive small plant.
Figure 5. Looking down into the heart.

Reference:

Cycads Of The World, David Jones

Contributed by:

Kim&Kelly Christensen (Figure 1)
Angello Porceli (Figure 2)
Ian Edwards (Figures 3,4&5).

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

Google, Google Images, Flickr, PACSOA Forums