E. Contreras

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Pers., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5619, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Pers., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5619, F
  • Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Pers., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5619, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Pers., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5619, F
Current Determination: Elytraria imbricata (Vahl) Pers.
Family: Acanthaceae
Location: Guatemala: Petén
Locality: Tikal, Tikal National Park: Temple 4
Habitat/Microhabitat: in ramonal

Collector(s): E. Contreras
Collection Date: 27 March 1966
Description: Uses: Boil and take to prevent miscarriage (Anderson et al. 2003:271). Medicinal como antitusivo, balsámico, para tratar disentería, enfermedades del hígado, hemorragias del embarazo y menstruación y expulsión de parásitos, para vómitos, contra picaduras de insectos, melífera (Arellano et al. 2003:3). Medicine (Balick et al. 2000:136). Common names: Kaabaxa'an (Anderson et al. 2003:299). Cabal xa'an (Yucatan), lengua de sapo, kaanbal xa'an, xcaanbal, xa'anil, xcabal xa'an, (Barrera, 1976); anisillo, cordoncillo, nachachicolote, papachillo (Sin), pie de gallo, soquilla (Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:3).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114619
OccurenceID: fc1bd3ca-45f8-4857-b482-726a18d5ec42