Definition of Genus dioon
1. Noun. Small genus of arborescent cycads of Mexico and Central America; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae.
Group relationships: Family Zamiaceae, Zamia Family, Zamiaceae
Member holonyms: Dioon
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dioon
Literary usage of Genus dioon
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1. Geology: Chemical, Physical, and Stratigraphical by Joseph Prestwich (1888)
"... described by Mantell, the attachment of the rigid pinnae indicates a relation to the existing American genus Dioon. In the Wealden of Brook Point ..."
2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1855)
"... between 4 and 5 centimetres long, and except in being very much smaller, bears a close analogy to the cone of the genus Dioon. The nut, or seed, ..."
3. Journal of the International Garden Club by International Garden Club (1918)
"The genus Dioon is only represented ,by three species which are indigenous to Mexico. Encephalartos is one of the largest genera of the family possessing ..."
4. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1855)
"... bears a close analogy to the cone of the genus Dioon. whole leaf terminates in a single leaflet, which consequently forms the apex of the leaf. ..."