guie' se' nalase'

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
guie' se' nalase'
Spanish
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Description:
Abundant tree that reaches a height of 4 meters. The flowers are red and are produced in the month of March, during the dry season. They are used to make necklaces and are more aromatic than the flowers of the similar shrub guie' se' naro'ba. The leaves have a pointed end that is hard like a thorn, and are narrower than the leaves of the guie' se' naro'ba. The tip of the leaves can be used to pop blisters. Children used to use them to infect themselves with an illness carried by another child, so that they would get a fever and be offered sweet drinks and other special treatment.
Habitat:
Selva baja espinosa. Para pastorear ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
xhaga la, xuba' be'za, guie' se', guiichi ndani, chumaga, bui' dani, tau cuuni, tau cuuni, guie' se' nalase', yaga la guitu, ziña, bidxi beenda, batuuba', guie' chaachi, guie' gade, bidxi mula', guiichi bixa', te simarron, bacua, pimienta, yaga la guiaa, xhidxiña, xhaga la, sabi guini, chilui', cumbriu, marabia, dxima, guiichi xhiidi