P. C. Standley

Creator role(s):
  • Pseudobombax ellipticoideum A. Robyns, Honduras, P. C. Standley 4137, F

Current Determination: Pseudobombax ellipticoideum A. Robyns
Family: Bombacaceae
Location: Honduras: Francisco Morazán
Locality: vicinity of El Zamorano
Coordinates: 14.0109 -87.0114
Elevation: 780
Habitat/Microhabitat: dry rocky thicket

Collector(s): P. C. Standley
Collection Date: 17 February 1947
Description: Uses: Timber; soft, easily-worked wood. Root of young trees is succulent, edible, and exactly like a woody jicama; it was a famine food in the old days. Leaves boiled for tea for catarrh (se'en), especially if stubborn. Used for diarrhea, powdered and taken in tea. (Anderson et al. 2003:107, 135). Ornamental; en medicina la corteza para tratar la diabetes, para ello se hace una infusión, hay flares blancas, raas y rosadas (Arellano et al. 2003:75). Miscellaneous products (Balick et al. 2000:68). Common names: Ch'ul che', ch'ulte', k'ux che', amapola (Anderson et al. 2003:135, 302). Chak k'uy che', chak k'ux che', sak k'uy che', xk' uwal che', k'ujche', k'uyche', sak k'uy che', xkunche', xk'ux che', amapola, [Barrera, 1976]; amapola blanca, couste (Chis), guigui (Chis), Gele (Ver), Luya (Ver), kuxche, amapola, x-kuy-che, x-kuy-che, amapola, llata, tambor (Oax), tetique (Oax), tindusa (Oax), xana col (Yuc), [Martinez, 1979]; xiloxocbitl (Arellano et al. 2003:75).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2789705
OccurenceID: 5f7a0b7e-fb6b-4707-baf3-f6e75df10428

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