L. J. Poveda

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Tetramerium hispidum Nees, Costa Rica, L. J. Poveda A. 3179, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Tetramerium hispidum Nees, Costa Rica, L. J. Poveda A. 3179, F
Current Determination: Tetramerium hispidum Nees
Family: Acanthaceae
Location: Costa Rica: Guanacaste
Locality: Playa del Coco
Habitat/Microhabitat: very sunny

Collector(s): L. J. Poveda
Collection Date: 20 December 1981
Description: Uses: En medicina sus hojas para tratar el asma, y como anticonvulsivo, balsámico, calambres diaforético, diurético, gota [Osado R., 1834]; diabetes [Del Amo, 1979]; mordedura de serpiente [Osado R., 1834]; posparto [Standley, 1930, Osado R., 1834, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; úlceras en los ojos [Roys, 1931, Souza N., 1942]; melífera (nectarífera) (Arellano et al. 2003:9). Common names: Sak ch'ikib, xwayuum aak', xwayuum k'aak', corrimiento-xiw [Barrera, 1976]; olotillo (Mich), [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:9).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114494
OccurenceID: 1a8b6d44-22e8-498b-9c1b-26958f5dad9f