Dioon califanoi

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Distribution and Habitat:

Found in the Oaxaca and Puebla areas of Mexico.

Figure 1. D. califanoi

Conservation Status:



A medium sized cycad, with an upright stem to about 3m tall, and up to 300mm in diameter. The leaves are a dull dark green, 70-85 cm long, keeled (opposing leaflets inserted at 90" on rachis), with 160-200 leaflets. The basal leaflets reduce to spines. Seeds are ovoid, 30-40 mm long, 20-25 mm wide, and the sarcotesta cream or white.

Figure 2. D. califanoi
Figure 3. D. califanoi emerging male cone.

Contributed by:

Fred Zone 10A (Figure 1,2&3)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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