R. Tún Ortíz

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Guatemala, R. Tún Ortíz 2227, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Guatemala, R. Tún Ortíz 2227, F
  • Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Guatemala, R. Tún Ortíz 2227, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart., Guatemala, R. Tún Ortíz 2227, F
Current Determination: Chamaedorea oblongata Mart.
Family: Arecaceae
Location: Guatemala: Petén
Locality: Santa Elena, bordeando la carretera Sayaxche, km 38, aprox 15 m lado oeste de la carretera
Habitat/Microhabitat: en sabana con arboles y arbustos

Collector(s): R. Tún Ortíz
Collection Date: 8 February 1972
Description: Uses: Popular ornamental. Flowers have been smoked as a tobacco substitute. Seeds used in fireworks. When planted in front of house protects from mal aire and mal vientos (Anderson et al. 2003:243, 282). Forage (Balick et al. 2000:195). Common names: Yat, yaat, xyaat, xyatil (general and very commonly used name for small palms of the genus Chamaedorea), (Anderson et al. 2003:243). Xat-macho, xate-macho (Balick et al. 2000:195).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789278
OccurenceID: 671504fb-72e4-42a9-bce9-e07a785d2389

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