J. A. Steyermark

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Spondias purpurea L., Guatemala, J. A. Steyermark 39467, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Spondias purpurea L., Guatemala, J. A. Steyermark 39467, F
Current Determination: Spondias purpurea L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Location: Guatemala: Izabal
Locality: near Cayuga
Elevation: 30
Habitat/Microhabitat: pasture

Collector(s): J. A. Steyermark
Collection Date: 15 April 1940
Description: Uses: Eaten, sold, and used to feed pigs. Bark made into tea for stomach ache and diarrhea; decoction is made for bathing sufferers of pasmo and heatstroke (Anderson et al. 2003:104-105). Medicinal, la corteza y hojas como antipirético; y sirven para tratar diarrea; infecciónes de encías; erupciónes; acompañadas de dolor de cabeza y cuello, infeccciones de intestino, pus en la orina, sarna, enfermedades de la vejiga; en cercas vivas, el fruto es comestible; melífera (nectarífera) (Arellano et al. 2003:28). Fruit eaten as remedy for gonorrhea (Arnason et al. 1980:351). Edible fruit (ground and mixed with sugar, chile, or salt) (Atran 1993:Table 1). Food, ornmental, construction, medicine, beverage, miscellaneous products (Balick et al. 2000:117). Common names: Jocote (voucher). Abal, chi'abal, abal campechana (Anderson et al. 2003:300). Abal ak', chak abal, chi' abal, ixjoowen, k'iij xjoowen [Barrera, 1976]; tuxilo abal, ciruela campechana, ciruela de monte, ciruelo, tuxilo abal, juntora (Arellano et al. 2003:28). Biadxi (Oax), biagi (Oax), biaxhi (Oax), [Martinez, 1979]; ciruela campechana [Barrera, 1976]; jocote [Oax, Tab, Chis], jondura (Chis), poon (Chis) [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:28). Kening (Arnason et al. 1980:351). Hogplum, jocote, lum, yax ab'al, abal, ab'al (Atran 1993:Table 1). Ab-èl, ab-úl, jocote, plum (Balick et al. 2000:117).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114953
OccurenceID: 2aee08aa-a0c3-4687-b79e-1229b754942e

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