M. A. Vincent

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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  • Cissus rhombifolia Vahl, Belize, M. A. Vincent 5926, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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    Description: Cissus rhombifolia Vahl, Belize, M. A. Vincent 5926, F
Current Determination: Cissus rhombifolia Vahl
Family: Vitaceae
Habitat/Microhabitat: lakeshore and floodplain

Collector(s): M. A. Vincent
Collection Date: 13 June 1993
Description: Uses: Unidentified vine for cancer (chuuchuum). Sticky sap is put on small thorns; it sets and you can pull them out easily. Good poultice (Anderson et al. 2003:265). En medicina para tratar enfermedades de la piel, mordedura de serpiente [Roys, 1931]; melĂ­fera (nectar y polen) (Arellano et al. 2003:606). Used to "catch" witches, vine draped over doorways and traps witches if they attempt to enter the house in animal form (Kunow 2003:116). Alcoholic infusion of stems relieves stomach complaints; infusion in compresses relieves painful joints; infusion of crushed bark used to wash wounds, crushed bark then used as poultice; sap may blister the skin; seeds edible (Morton 1981:504). Common names: Bujum ak', sak bujum ak' (Anderson et al. 2003:115), Ta'ka'anjj, ta'kaani, tabka'anjj (general term for various vines; Anderson et al. 2003:221). Xtabkanil [Barrera, 1976]; tab-kan, xtaab ka' an, xtaab ka' anil, x'tuubas xiw (Arellano et al. 2003:606). Come mano (Chis), come mano de llano (Chis), gunhi (Oax), palo hueco (SLP), tripas de zopilote (Sin), [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2000:606). X tab canil, x ta canih (Kunow 2003:116). Comemano, eleuna, palo hueco, picamano, sapo-huasco, tripas de zopilote, uney-kara, uva cimorrona, xtabcanil, x-tab-kanil (Morton 1981:504).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789453
OccurenceID: f0cacf0b-1871-4ac5-8ebd-0956d2911934

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