J. I. Calzada

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  • Mammea americana L., J. I. Calzada 7255, F

    Description:
Current Determination: Mammea americana L.
Family: Clusiaceae
Coordinates: 20.97 -89.72
Elevation: 8

Collector(s): J. I. Calzada
Collection Date: 26 November 1980
Description: Uses: Ornamental por la belleza de su follage; alimenticio; sus grandes frutos se comen crudos son de buen sabor, se hacen bebidas refrescantes; en medicina para tratar enfermedades del cuero cabelludo, diarrea, aparato digestive, enfermedades de los ojos [Roys, 1931]; las semillas para expulsar parásitos intestinales, el látex para tratar heridas y parásitos del cuero cabelludo, la hoja en forma de colirio (agua hervida) trata infección de los ojos (Arellano et al. 2003:295). Common Names: Mamey [Del Amo, 1979]; mamey de Santo Domingo (Tab), zapote de nino (Ver), zapote domingo (Ver), [Martinez, 1979] (Arellano et al. 2003:294).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany
EMu IRN: 2967637
OccurenceID: 0d6bf952-3284-40ca-a3e6-a547f2f20537

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