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  Dioon sonorense (De Luca, Sabato & Vázq. Torres) Chemnick, T.J. Greg. & Salas-Mor.
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  Chinese Name : 索诺拉双子铁

 
  • 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 (Sinaloa, Sonora)
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a cycad, up to 1 m tall. Trunk is cylindrical and covered with persistent leaf bases.
      Foliage: Mature leaves are grey-green, stiff and erect (0.8 – 1.5 m long). Petiole is 6 – 20 cm long, swollen at the base and lacks spines. Each leaf comprises of 100 – 150 narrowly lanceolate leaflets with 1 – 3 small spines at the leaflet margin.
      Reproductive Parts (non-flowering plant): Male cone is cylindrical (25 – 50 cm long and 6 – 10 cm wide) while female cone is ovoid (20 – 30 cm long and 15 – 20 cm wide) and woolly. Seed is oval-shaped (2 – 2.5 cm long and 2.5 – 3.5 cm wide), with cream to red seed coat.
      Habitat :
      It is found on mountainous slopes, 600 – 1200 m altitude.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Leaf
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, [Remarks] (bluish green)
  • References
    • Jones, D.L. 2002. Cycads of the World. Ancient Plants in Today's Landscape. 2nd Edition. United States of America: Smithsonian Institution Press. 456

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