W. A. Schipp

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  • Aristolochia maxima Jacq., Belize, W. A. Schipp S-477, F
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    Description: Aristolochia maxima Jacq., Belize, W. A. Schipp S-477, F
Current Determination: Aristolochia maxima Jacq.
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Location: Belize: Toledo
Locality: Eldorado
Elevation: 61

Collector(s): W. A. Schipp
Collection Date: 6 November 1932
Description: Uses: Tuber mashed for snakebite; root chewed for cirro and stomach ache; toasted and powdered roots used for sore throat; used with Zanthoxylum caribaeum and Dorstenia contrajerva against k'as ik' ("bad winds") (Anderson et al. 2003:235). Medicinal para ayudar el parto; tallo y hojas se aplican como emplasto en el vientre (Arellano et al. 2003:49). Medicine, food (Balick et al. 2000:55). Common names: Wako, waako, wako ak' (Anderson et al. 2003:235, 300). Guaco real, xaakak', xak ak', guaco real, chompipe (Arellano et al. 2003:49). Contribo, duck flower, guaco (Balick et al. 2000:55).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114674
OccurenceID: 47215e51-d9d3-4f84-981c-ae4cc8a2bcb7

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