Plant with deep green foliage with serrated, spiny edges. This very large cycad (up to 16 m, with 2 m long leaves) is found only in eastern Mexico, where it is threatened with extinction due to its restricted distribution and the clearance of its native rainforest in many areas. Its scientific name describes the plant's appearance; spinulosum refers to its spiny leaflets (most other species in this genus have entire leaflets). The female cone of Dioon spinulosum is the largest cone of any gymnosperm, reaching 50-80 cm in length and 20-30 cm in width and weighing up to 15 kg. Each scale of the female cone has two seeds, hence its genus name Dioon meaning 'two eggs'. Many cycads have recently been found to contain carcinogens and neurotoxins with long-term harmful effects and the seeds of all cycads are more or less toxic.
Verde oscuro, bordes serrados espinosos
Conos gris pálido
Viveros Medipalm was born in 1992 as a trading company of Mediterranean plant, passing in a short time also being a producer, creating a nursery of ornamental plant in which they adapt new varieties with the aim of satisfying the preferences of their customers, offering them an unbeatable quality.
Viveros Medipalm is a consolidated company in the ornamental sector that develops a large quantity of the most demanded products in the market, with adequate infrastructure and mechanization for a better optimization of work.
Our production is based on a wide variety of trees, palms, shrubs and specimens of great beauty and of course top quality. The homogeneity in our products is always a priority.