J. Sauer & D. Gade

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  • Suriana maritima L., Mexico, J. Sauer 3176, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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    Description: Suriana maritima L., Mexico, J. Sauer 3176, F
Current Determination: Suriana maritima L.
Family: Simaroubaceae
Coordinates: 18.8333 -91.4167
Habitat/Microhabitat: beach ridge

Collector(s): J. Sauer & D. Gade
Collection Date: 11 July 1962
Description: Uses: En medicina como analgesico, flujo de sangre [Standley, 1930]; y para tratar camaras de sangre [Martinez, 1969, Anon, 1949]; epilepsia [Roys, 1931]; erupción cutánea [Osado R., 1834]; picaduras de insectos y mordeduras de peces, postemas, úlceras [Martinez, 1969]; el brebaje de la raíz para tratar los riñones; en ella hacen sus nidos las aves marinas; melífera (nectar y polen), [BADEPY] (Arellano et al. 2003:555). Medicine, miscellaneous products (Balick et al. 2000:82). Decoction of bark and leaves cleans old sores; dried, powdered leaves taken in atole as remedy for rectal hemorrages; decoction of leafy branches used as bath for rheumatism; used to alleviate toothache or heal sores in the mouth; heartwood polishes well and is used for small articles (Morton 1981:392-393). Common names: Pantsil [Barrera, 1976]; pat-zil, tabaquillo, pansil, panzil, xpants xiw (Arellano et al. 2003:535). Pan?il, bay cedar (Bricker and Miram 2002:499). Bay cedar, crisse marine, cuabilla, cuabilla de costa, cucharo, guazumilla, cuitaran, buitaron, incienso, jovero, palo corra, pantsil, romero, romero de mar, salcedo, tassel plant, temporana (Morton 1981:392-393).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789146
OccurenceID: 3d273ff6-54a8-41cb-a21c-f812854fa2f5

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