M. Nee et al.

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb., Mexico, M. Nee 19490, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb., Mexico, M. Nee 19490, F
Current Determination: Blechum pyramidatum (Lam.) Urb.
Family: Acanthaceae
Location: Mexico: Veracruz
Locality: Panuco, 5 km E of Ebano, just E of Veracruz-San Luis Potosi state line along hwy. 70
Coordinates: 22.2 -98.35
Elevation: 50
Habitat/Microhabitat: low deciduous forest, pasture with some shrubs

Collector(s): M. Nee et al.
Collection Date: 4 January 1981
Description: Uses: Used to treat fevers and night sweats in children (Kunow 2003:80, 111). Plant deconcoction used for amebic and other dysentery and colds; diuretic; bath for sore feet; remedy for snakebite, chills, fever, night sweats in children (Morton 1981:838-839). Prescribed for coughs, bleeding, chills, and fever (Roys 1931:214). Common names: X akab xiu, x aka xiu, yierba de la noche (Kunow 2003:80, 91, 111). Akabxiu, blechum, brinca-brinca, cascabelito, corredora, correflusion, corriemiento, cuchansayo, john bush, kapolikicha, marsh miller, mazorquilla, mother-look-up, sornia, wild hops, yerba de papagallo (Morton 1981:838). Akab-xiu ('night-plant') (Roys 1931: 214).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany, Veracruz
EMu IRN: 2114617
OccurenceID: 610e3376-9821-4858-84a6-b58fdd5ba5e8