A beautiful Dioon that can have narrow leaflets of blueish color and fine texture rarely seen in cultivation. It is native to the state of Sonora, Mexico, and grows in oak woodland in between the 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”. In cultivation, they are relatively fast-growing and undemanding given adequate drainage. See Dioon vovidesii for the split of populations to create a new species name.