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Family: ZAMIACEAE 

 Dioon edule
 
  
Author:  John Lindley 1843
Family:  Zamiaceae
Habitat:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix-Grit
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Light brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Offsets
Pop names:  Virgin palm, Chestnut Dioon, Mexican Cycad
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Eric Winegar.

   This member of the Zamiaceae family was described by John Lindley in 1843. It is found in the Sierra Madre Oriental Mountains, Mexico, where it grows in a well drained soil or grit wit quiet some water and just some sun. The stem will reach 30 centimetres in diameter and three meters in height. Both the male and the female cones are light brown, and besides seeds, this plant can be reproduced by offsets.