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  Dioon spinulosum Dyer ex Eichl.
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  Common Names : Giant Dioon, Gum palm

 
Giant Dioon,Gum palm
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Cycad
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico(Oaxaca, Veracruz)
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Secondary Rainforest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
      CITES Protection :
      True (Appendix II)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Foliage: The leaves are stiff, extending radially out from the trunk with 150-250 spiny leaflets on each leaf. 
      Habitat :
      It grows on rocky, limestone in lowland tropical rainforest at 91-457m above sea level.
      Cultivation :
      Dioon spinulosum is fast and easily grown plant for a cycad. It can grow in poor soils, and handles moisture and humidity better than most of cycads. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny, Spiny / Bristly / Stinging
      Foliar Type :
      Compound
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Plant Sexuality (non-Angiosperm) :
      Dioecious

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