be'za yaga

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
be'za yaga
Spanish
guanacastle, huanacastle
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Description:
This tree, known in Spanish as guanacastle or huanacastle, has a large crown and can reach a height of 10 meters. It grows in abundance in La Ventosa. It produces dark brown pods that twist around in a unique circular shape. The pods can be used as a detergent for washing clothes, because when rubbed together they produce a foamy substance. The seeds of the pods can be used to make necklaces. The wood of the tree can be used to make furniture, as well as door and window frames. Sometimes little girls use the sap to glue a small piece of wood onto the heel of their shoes to play dress-up. It is said that putting twigs from this tree in a parrot's cage can boost the growth of feathers in the most sought-after colors.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Lugar de recreación y pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
congo dani, guiichi laya bi'cu, yaazi, be'za yaga, sabila moradu