Definition of Genus dioon

1. Noun. Small genus of arborescent cycads of Mexico and Central America; sometimes classified in family Cycadaceae.

Generic synonyms: Gymnosperm Genus
Group relationships: Family Zamiaceae, Zamia Family, Zamiaceae
Member holonyms: Dioon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Dioon

genus Dictyophera
genus Didelphis
genus Dieffenbachia
genus Diervilla
genus Difflugia
genus Digitalis
genus Digitaria
genus Dillenia
genus Dimetrodon
genus Dimocarpus
genus Dimorphotheca
genus Dinornis
genus Diodon
genus Diomedea
genus Dionaea
genus Dioon
genus Dioscorea
genus Diospyros
genus Diphylla
genus Dipladenia
genus Diplococcus
genus Diplodocus
genus Diplopterygium
genus Diplotaxis
genus Dipodomys
genus Dipogon
genus Dipsacus
genus Dipsosaurus
genus Dipteronia
genus Dipteryx

Literary usage of Genus dioon

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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. ..."

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