Dioon mejiae

Dioon mejiae is from Honduras.  It is thought that Honduras was once connected to Mexico and that’s why there is a disjunct Dioon species.  This is in the large leaved group of Dioon with spinulosum and rzedowski.  Dioon mejiae is the largest Dioon.  The population is used by local people who harvest cones (cabezas) in April and use the unripe seeds to make a powder that they use to make tortillas.