Sorting Dioon names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Dioon califanoi De Luca, Sabato & Vásquez-Torres

SPANISH : Palma cica.

Dioon edule Lindl.

ENGLISH : Edible-seeded cycas, Edible-seeded Mexican dioon, Virgin palm.

CHINESE : Shi yong su tie.

FRENCH : Cycadale du Méxique à graine comestible.

JAPANESE : Dioon eduure.

RUSSIAN : Dioon.

SPANISH : Palma de Dolores.


Photographs and description (in French) at the Jardin Botanique de Montréal, Canada.

Dioon holmgrenii De Luca, Sabato & Vásquez-Torres

SPANISH : Plumilla (Mexico).

Dioon mejiae Standl. & L. O. Williams

ENGLISH : Honduras dioon.

FRENCH : Cycadale du Honduras.

Dioon merolae De Luca, Sabato & Vásquez-Torres

SPANISH : Espadaña (Mexico), Maíz viejo (Mexico), Morrito (Mexico), Palmilla (Mexico).

Dioon purpusii Rose

FRENCH : Cycadale du Méxique, Cycadée du Méxique.

RUSSIAN : Dioon.

SPANISH : Palma de la Virgen, Palmita.

Dioon spinulosum Dyer

SYNONYM(S) : Awaiting feedback.

CHINESE : Awaiting feedback.

ENGLISH : Mexican dioon.

FRENCH : Cycadale du Méxique.

JAPANESE : Dioon supinuroosumu, Morukka sotetsu.

RUSSIAN : Dioon.


General Bibliography


General & specific on-line


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

USDA, ARS, 2002, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (15 April 2003).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.


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