Dioon sonorence

A beautiful Dioon that can have a blueish color and fine texture.  Rarely seen in cultivation.  A few leaf forms are known such as the desirable ‘Baconara’ form pictured below.  Other localities/forms are Alamose, Matatan, and San Bartolome.  See page for Dioon vovidesii for split of populations to create a new species name.  Dioon sonorence is native to the state of Sonora and grows in oak woodland in the transition between high desert and oak woodland at an elevation of 615-1200 meters.  Plants are usually found on steep terrain in very dry conditions with annual rainfall between 10-20” (Chemnick, et. al).  In cultivation Dioon sonorense is relatively fast growing and undemanding given adequate drainage.  The narrow leaflets and blue/silver color make it distinctive.  This is a very attractive plant.

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