P. H. Allen

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms, El Salvador, P. H. Allen 7216, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms, El Salvador, P. H. Allen 7216, F
  • Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms, El Salvador, P. H. Allen 7216, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms, El Salvador, P. H. Allen 7216, F
Current Determination: Myroxylon balsamum var. pereirae (Royle) Harms
Family: Fabaceae
Location: El Salvador: La Libertad
Locality: vicinity of San Andres
Elevation: 457

Collector(s): P. H. Allen
Collection Date: 4 February 1959
Description: Uses: En medicina para tratar malestar estomacal; expectorante; para cicatrizar heridas, enfermedades venereas [Standley, 1930]; maderable y para leña (Arellano et al. 2003:362). Ritual, miscellaneous products, medicine, fuel, spice, poison, oil, beverage (Balick et al. 2000:93). Common names: Balsamo (voucher). Chukte', balsamo, tolu, nabal, naba' [Barrera, 1976] (Arellano et al. 2003:362). Balsamo del Peru, balsamo de San Salvador, cedro chino, chichipale (Chis), chucte (Ver), chilchupate (Chis), guie-nita, hoitziloxitl (Azteca), mo-chi-cu (Chinanteco, Oax), palo de balsamo (Ver, Chis), qui-nite, tola, yaga-quie-nite (Zapoteco, Oax), [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:362). Balsam, balsamo, balsam seed, billy weed, na-bá (Balick et al. 2000:93).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2115143
OccurenceID: 53039774-0e63-41b2-8bc7-3e99d1b112ad

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