"This species, which resembles D. spinulosum in overall habit, differs from it in having smooth-edged leaflets ... though the petiole is spinous. It is also unique in the greenish-gray color and abruptly acuminate shape of the female cone, and in having ovules with a chalazal appendix (i.e., an outgrowth opposite the micropyle)" (Norstog and Nichols 1997).
Honduras: Department of Olancho: in a dry, rocky canyon, where first discovered; also in Nicaragua (Norstog and Nichols 1997).
Named for "Dr. Isidoro Meijia, from whose garden the plant was first collected and described" (Norstog and Nichols 1997).
De Luca, P. and S. Sabato. 1979. Nomenclature and taxonomy of Dioon meijiae Standley & Williams (Zamiaceae). Delpinoa, n.s., 20: 45-50.
Last Modified 2012-11-28