F. E. Egler

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department | NEIU Team
Creator role(s):
  • Creator | Creator
  • Croton niveus Jacq., Guatemala, F. E. Egler 42-197, F
    Creator | Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department | NEIU Team
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Croton niveus Jacq., Guatemala, F. E. Egler 42-197, F
Current Determination: Croton niveus Jacq.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Location: Guatemala: Petén
Locality: Carmelita, bordering aviation field
Habitat/Microhabitat: in thicket, sapodilla forest site. Heavy clay soil over calcareous substratum

Collector(s): F. E. Egler
Collection Date: 31 December 1969
Description: Uses: Medicinal; como antipalúdico [Anon, 1949]; antipirético [Anon, 1949, Andrews, 1979, Souza N., 1942]; antiperiódico [Standley, 1930, Martinez, 1969]; astringente [Standley, 1930, Anon, 1949, Andrews, 1979, Souza N., 1942]; cámaras de sangre [Osado R., 1834, Martinez, 1969]; carminativo [Martinez, 1969, Osado R., 1834]; y sirve para tratar convulsiones [Roys, 1931]; empacho, erisipela, dolor de estómago, heridas y llagas [Martinez, 1969, Osado R., 1834]; hemorroides [Standley, 1930, Anon, 1949, Andrews, 1979, Souza N., 1942]; indigestión [Standley, 1930]; malaria [Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; mal de ojo [Roys, 1931]; sarna [Martinez, 1969]; melífera (nectar y polen) (Arellano et al. 2003:215-216). Medicine, spice, beverage, fuel (Balick et al. 2000:108). Common names: Chul, chulche', ch'uju che', petsk'uuts, copalche', palo santo, pereskuch, quina, peres-k'uch [Barrera, 1976]; copalchi blanco, cascarilla (Chis, Tah), quina de santo domingo (Jal), [Martinez, 1979]; palo santo (Yuc), quina (Oax), [Barrera, 1976] (Arellano et al. 2003:215). Uvitas (Balick et al. 2000:108).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2115081
OccurenceID: 1ff6e15d-540b-4729-ab38-811299b3b623