W. A. Schipp

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • Couepia polyandra (Kunth) Rose, W. A. Schipp 569, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Couepia polyandra (Kunth) Rose, W. A. Schipp 569, F
  • Couepia polyandra (Kunth) Rose, W. A. Schipp 569, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Couepia polyandra (Kunth) Rose, W. A. Schipp 569, F
Current Determination: Couepia polyandra (Kunth) Rose
Family: Chrysobalanaceae
Location: British Honduras [Belize]
Locality: All Pines

Collector(s): W. A. Schipp
Description: Uses: Large tree with orange, mango-like fruits that are very good and highly relished. They must fall from the tree and rest a while to be optimal; they have a vanilla-peach flavor. Planted in gardens, rarely. Sprays of whitish flowers in February; fruit in May (Anderson et al. 2003:233). El fruto is comestible; melĂ­fera, ornamental (Arellano et al. 2003:514). Food, medicinal (Balick et al. 2000:81). Common Names: Uxpiib, uspiib, uxpii' (Anderson et al. 2003:xvi, 233). Uxpiib (Arellano et al. 2003:514). Baboon cap, baboon cup, monkey cap (Balick et al. 2000:81).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2967502
OccurenceID: 289cf7a3-6c04-411f-98d4-69b7dfa9c883

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