Dioon spinulosum

Synonymy: None Distribution: Mexico
Common name: Gum palm; Spanishcoyolito de cerro (little mountain coyol palm), palma de chicle (rubber palm), palma de chicalite (ref. to the seed preparation for foodstuff), palma de Dolores (Virgin of Sorrows palm), chicalito (seed only), coyolillo (seed only). Source for local names: M. Bonta & R. Osborne, Cycads in the Vernacular. Conservation status: Vulnerable

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Variegated form

Epiphytic Dioon spinulosum!

Top and middle photos courtesy and copyright 1998, Geoff Stein. Bottom photo courtesy and copyright 1977, Jeff Chemnick; taken in habitat in Mexico.

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