Dioon mejiae

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Dioon mejiae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Dioon
D. mejiae
Binomial name
Dioon mejiae

Dioon mejiae is a species of cycad that is native to Honduras and Nicaragua. In Honduras, it is found in the departments of Colón, Olancho, and Yoro. Common names include palma teosinte, teocinte, teocinta (female), teocintle, teocsinte, teosinte, tiusinte, and tusinte, all of which mean "sacred ear."[3][4]


  1. ^ Haynes, J. (2010). "Dioon mejiae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2010: e.T42184A10653949. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T42184A10653949.en.
  2. ^ "Dioon mejiae". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  3. ^ "Dioon mejiae". Palm & Cycad Societies of Florida, Inc. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  4. ^ Hill, Ken. "Dioon mejiae". The Cycad Pages. Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney. Retrieved 2011-11-16.