C. Whitefoord

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Maranta arundinacea L., Belize, C. Whitefoord 2517, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Maranta arundinacea L., Belize, C. Whitefoord 2517, F
  • Maranta arundinacea L., Belize, C. Whitefoord 2517, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] The Field Museum
    Description: Maranta arundinacea L., Belize, C. Whitefoord 2517, F
Current Determination: Maranta arundinacea L.
Family: Marantaceae
Location: Belize: Belize
Locality: Western Highway, Mile 30. The Place
Habitat/Microhabitat: in long grass at edge of track

Collector(s): C. Whitefoord
Collection Date: 16 Sep 1980
Description: Uses: Tuber mashed and boiled, water then used in ironing clothes (starch) (Anderson et al. 2003:122). En medicina para tratar leucoma, retención de orina [Martinez, 1969]; enfermedades de vejiga y uretra [Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; para contusiones y golpes; melífera (polen) (Arellano et al. 2003:424). Food, miscellaneous products, medicine (Balick et al. 2000:178). Common names: Cha'ak, cha'ak de monte (Anderson et al. 2003:122). Chaak, sagu, sagu de monte [Barrera, 1976]; x-platanillo, xckank' ala, chank' ala, x-chankala (Arellano et al. 2003:423). Matsuc (Totonaca, Ver), motsoc (Totonaca, Ver), perritos (Ver), platanillo, sagu cimarron, queto [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:423). Camotillo, wild arrowroot (Balick et al. 2000:178).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789373
OccurenceID: ea4e39af-c42d-4a93-a882-a91fc052db7e