xcuaana biichi

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
xcuaana biichi
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Description:
Woody vine that produces a fruit in the shape of a clover, the seeds of which are used in the preparation of a hair rinse that women apply to their hair to give it a pleasant fragrance. It is made by grinding the seeds together with the bulbs of the sapandu herb and adding water to make a pasty substance. The flowers bloom during the rainy season, but the seeds are collected during the dry season. Despite the name, the fruit of this woody vine is not believed to prevent or get rid of lice.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Potreros de ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
xhaga la, bia gueta, batuuba', chumaga, bacua, biibi, biquiiche, sabi duni, yaga bii, guiichi xumi, xcuaana biichi, bigupi benda, guie' se', tau cuuni, xuba' be'za, papaya dani, guie' bi'chi guiigu, guiichi laya bi'cu, yaga la guitu, bidxi mula', guiichi gueda, bidxi toope