P. C. Standley

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Crescentia cujete L., Guatemala, P. C. Standley 64142, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    Creator: NEIU Team
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: Crescentia cujete L., Guatemala, P. C. Standley 64142, F
Current Determination: Crescentia cujete L.
Family: Bignoniaceae
Habitat/Microhabitat: dry thicket

Collector(s): P. C. Standley
Collection Date: 30 January 1939
Description: Uses: Fruit used as bowl or drinking cup, particularly on the mesa of the jmeen (Anderson et al. 2003:156, 176). El fruto para hacer vasijas, utensilios, jicaras, para beber agua; en medicina como antidiarreico [Roys, 1931, Standley, 1930]; antiinflamatorio [Roys, 1931, Andrews, 1979]; antitusivo [Roys, 1931, Martinez, 1969, Standley, 1930]; asma [Roys, 1931]; diarrea [Martinez, 1969, Andrews, 1979, Standley, 1930]; retardo del parto [Roys, 1931]; tónico para el pelo [Standley, 1930, Roys, 1931]; como ornamental (Arellano et al. 2003:64). Medicine, miscellaneous products, food, beverage, ritual, forage (Balick et al. 2000:139). Common names: Luuch, jicara (Anderson et al. 2003:301). Homa', h-was, luch, ghiro, jicara [Barrera, 1976]; was lunch, 'güiro,' güiro, huas, was- güiro, was güiro (Arellano et al. 2003:64). Calabash, hom, huaz, jicara, savannah calabash, wild calabash (Balick et al. 2000:139).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114719
OccurenceID: 382ff7a8-e513-477e-837e-819616b2bf91

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