This cycad is native to the hills of this region in Central America. This video was produced by the students at the University of Chiapas in Mexico, and publlished in March 2010.
A great report about the wild cycad Dioon merolae in habitat in Chiapas, Mexico:
- Distribution maps
- Landscapes of desert areas in Mexico
- Young and adult plants in habitat
- Cone and seed production
- Religious use for the Catholic church
This video is in Spanish, with subtitles in English.