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Dioon caputoi

Dioon caputoi "De Luca, Sabato & Vásq. Torres", Brittonia 32(1): 44-46 (1980). H—XALUV
"TYPE: Mexico, Puebla, Loma de la Grana, 6 km SW from San Luis Atolotitlan, 27 Dec 1978, M. Vazquez Torres 2296 (holo XALUV, iso ENCB, FI, MEXU, NAP)."[NY][NY][NY]

Distribution and habitat: Mexico - Puebla

Conservation status: 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants category E.


Plants arborescent. Stem 1 m tall, 25 cm diam.

Leaves blue or blue-green, dull, 70-90 cm long, flat (not keeled) in section (opposing leaflets inserted at 180° on rachis), with 100-140 leaflets; basal leaflets not reducing to spines, petiole spine-free for 12-15 cm.

Leaflets linear, concolorous, not falcate, inserted at 30-40° to rachis, not overlapping; margins recurved, entire or dentate; median leaflets 8-10 cm long, 4-5 mm wide.

Pollen cones narrowly ovoid, pale brown, 30-40 cm long, 9-10 cm diam.

Seed cones ovoid, pale brown, 30-40 cm long, 20-25 cm diam.

Seeds subglobose, 30-40 mm long, 30-40 mm wide, sarcotesta cream or white.

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