Dioon purpusii

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Distribution & Habitat:

The sides of canyons in tropical deciduous forests, in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Figure 1. Lou Randall with D. purposii in habitat, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Description:

A medium to large cycad, to 5m tall, and 40 cm in diameter. Numerous 1.0-1.6m dark green, stiff leaves, flat cross-section in mature plants, v-shaped in immature. Very similar to D. spinulosum, but this species has broader leaflets.

Culture:

An attractive and easily grown plant for the sub-tropics.


Contributed by:

Lou Randal (Figure 1).

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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