E. Contreras

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5527, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5527, F
  • Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5527, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb., Guatemala, E. Contreras 5527, F
Current Determination: Metopium brownei (Jacq.) Urb.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Location: Guatemala: Petén
Locality: bordering Lake Macanche
Habitat/Microhabitat: in low forest

Collector(s): E. Contreras
Collection Date: 7 March 1966
Description: Uses: Sap used to treat screwworm (human botfly), wood used to make furniture (Anderson et al. 2003:128). Medicinal, antiinflamatorio; para tratar el dolor de cabeza; erisipela, reumatismo; la viruela; y se considera ocmo diaforético; purgante; sedante; vesicante; es venenoso; es tóxica, laxante; para construcción de cercas vivas y maderable (Arellano et al. 2003:26-27). Sap used as fish poison; produces skin and eye burns treated by applying bark of chikaj (Bursera sp.), hardwood for tool handles (Atran 1993:Table 1). Miscellaneous products, poison, construction (Balick et al. 2000:117). Common names: Chichen negro (voucher). Chechem, box chechem (Anderson et al. 2003:300). Box cheechem, cheechem, kahab cheechem (palo de rosa), [Barrera, 1976]; chechem negro [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:26). Poison wood, chechen, chechem, ah-b'ox chechen, cabal chechem, box chechem (Atran 1993:Table 1). Black poison wood, chechem, che-chen, Honduras walnut (Balick et al. 2000:117).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2114956
OccurenceID: fdf4c166-32ec-4955-bb85-5e1c2f7a795b

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