P. C. Standley

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Lepidium virginicum L., P. C. Standley 60911, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Lepidium virginicum L., P. C. Standley 60911, F
  • Lepidium virginicum L., P. C. Standley 60911, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Lepidium virginicum L., P. C. Standley 60911, F
Current Determination: Lepidium virginicum L.
Family: Brassicaceae
Location: Guatemala: Chimaltenango
Locality: N of Patzicia
Elevation: 1800

Collector(s): P. C. Standley
Collection Date: 26 December 1938
Description: Uses: Marginally edilble weeds that smell like papaya (Anderson et al. 2003:133, 203). En medicina para facilitar el menstrua, para dificultades de parto, se considera que es un excelente: antiescorbútico [Souza N., 1942]; antitusivo [Osado R., 1834]; carminativo [Roys, 1931]; diurético [Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; emenagogo [Anon, 1949, Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; también se tratan enfermedades estomacales [Anon, 1949, Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; mal de madre, pasmo [Anon, 1949]; trabajo en el parto [Standley, 1930]; pelagra [Osado R., 1834]; comezón en las pústulas, inflamación en las rodillas [Roys, 1931]; infecciones renales [Standley, 1930, Souza N., 1942, Andrews, 1979]; es vermífugo [Souza N., 1942]; los cogollos son comestibles; en sembradío es mala hierba, forrajera paraganado caprino y porcino (Arellano et al. 2003:167). Food, fule, medicinal, miscellaneous product, spice, flavoring, preservative (Balick et al. 2000:76). Boil leaves in water with barks of other species, bathe skin rashes; boil skin in water with leaves of other species, bathe for skin rashes; boil leaves in water, drink for menstrual problems (Comerford 1990:332). To treat coughs. A small handful of leaves is boiled with a half-liter of water and is taken as a tea (Kunow 2003:125). Common Names: Ch'ich' puut [refers to Lepidium spp.], put xiiw (Anderson et al. 2003:133, 203). Kabal puut, puut kaan, putxiw, xpuut kaan, mastuerzo, cupapayo [Barrera, 1976]; puut xiw, lenteguilla, put-xiu, putcan, x-putxiu,kabal puut, puut kaanm xpuut kaan (Arellano et al. 2003:167). Comida de pajarillo (Jal), lentejilla (V. de Mex), meiix-quilitl (Azteca), mixixi (Pue), xixinda (Mex), [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:167). Altanisa (Comerford 1990:333). Altanisa (Kunow 2003:125).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2967456
OccurenceID: 7be9b96b-57a1-4f55-b61d-16554b58ce30