R. Torres C. & E. Cabrera

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Dalechampia scandens L., Mexico, R. Torres C. 6141, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Dalechampia scandens L., Mexico, R. Torres C. 6141, F
Current Determination: Dalechampia scandens L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Location: Mexico: Oaxaca
Locality: Tuxtepec, Temascal, at Miguel Alaman dam
Elevation: 170
Habitat/Microhabitat: karstic hills

Collector(s): R. Torres C. & E. Cabrera
Collection Date: 23 Sep 1984
Description: Uses: Boil and wash lukewarm for granos; tied around head as counterirritant for headache and on joints for rheumatism; boiled with ruda for a wash for ojo (Anderson et al. 2003:182-183, 266). Urticante, forrajera y medicinal para tratar el reumatismo, dolor de cabeza, dolor de huesos, vertigo, sus hojas queman la piel y se considera anticonvulsivo [Roys, 1931] (Arellano et al. 2003:218). Medicine, poison (Balick et al. 2000:109). Common names: Chakal, molkoj, mo'olkoj, muulkoj (Anderson et al. 2003:304). Molkoh, mo'olkoh, p'op'oxkoh, xmolkoh, xmo'olkoh [Barrera, 1976]; mo'ol koj, xmo'ol koj, popoch-ca, xmol-ko, lal much (Arellano et al. 2003:218).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2115095
OccurenceID: 9388de16-12b8-4c55-b473-ddaa7bd9c7a0