la gu

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
la gu
Spanish
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Description:
The term la gu' is used to refer to at least two species of the Solanaceae family: Solanum glaucescens and Solanum wendlandii, both scarce thorny woody vines. Solanum glaucescens produces a yellow flower that appears during the rainy season, while the fruit of Solanum wendlandii is spherical and orange or red in color. The fruit of these woody vines was once used in the preparation of a type of guacamole. This culinary practice ceased several decades ago, so these days few people are familiar with it.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Uso ganadero. Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
guiichi bidu', yaga la guitu, piñon, mata buey, guie' gade, guie' chaachi, bidxi, tau cuuni, guiichi yaa, guiichi bixa', yana', biibi, chumaga, guiichi gueda, guiichi ndani, xuba' be'za, xtuuza niñu, pe'pe duubi