Biodiversity & Conservation

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 137–141

An integrated conservation strategy for the cycadDioon edule Lindl

  • A. P. Vovides
  • C. G. Iglesias

DOI: 10.1007/BF02291883

Cite this article as:
Vovides, A.P. & Iglesias, C.G. Biodivers Conserv (1994) 3: 137. doi:10.1007/BF02291883


The paper reviews an attempt to establish wild populations of the cycadDioon edule Lindl. as a locally valued economic resource. Areas of wild habitat have been protected to act as a source of propagation material. The cycads are being grown as a village based industry to provide revenue to supplement traditional agriculture.


integrated conservation strategy cycads pollinators botanic garden Mexico 

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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Vovides
    • 1
  • C. G. Iglesias
    • 1
  1. 1.Jardín Botánico ‘Fco J. Clavijero’Instituto de EcologíaXalapaMexico

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