This name is a synonym of Dioon mejiae Standl. & L.O.Williams.
The record derives from WCSP
(data supplied on 2012-03-26)
which reports it as a synonym (record 456063) with original publication details: Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 191 1884.
This name record (from WCSP) was not included in version 1 of The Plant List. It is possible the same name was included from a different data source, to check this you can search for Dioon edule in version 1 of The Plant List.