yaga dxima

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
yaga dxima
Spanish
guayacán, huayacán
Audio:
Description:
Tree that reaches a height of 8 meters. It produces a purple flower during the dry season. Although the flower has no aroma, it is appreciated for its beautiful color. The tree produces a fruit known as bizaa dxima or 'guayacan bean', used to make necklaces. The wood of the tree is very fibrous, and when dry its bark develops a texture similar to woven straw or fabric. The wood is used to make pitchforks, posts, shelters for livestock, and in the construction of piers, since it does not rot in water. Although this tree is found in abundance in the La Ventosa area, it is listed as an endangered species and could disappear in the short or medium term due to exploitation or changes in its habitat.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado. Selva baja espinosa. Pastoreo de ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Aprovechamiento de madera.
Associated Flora:
guenda dxiña, biibi, chubi', guie' niza, guiichi gueda, papaya gui'xhi, yaazi, yaga la guiaa, dxima yuxi, yaga bidxi toope', dxima, granadiu, sabi guini, ma lu'lu, guiichi bixa', guie' bi'chi, quebra acha, mata buey, guie' gade, marabia, yaga la guitu xiña, bacua, yaazi, biquiiche yaase, pimienta, guiichi bidu', tau cuuni, luba' guiichi gu, guiichi bateede, yaga la guiaa, batuuba', biquiiche quichi', bacua, yaga ziña, piñon, biitu xiga, guie' chaachi, yaga la guitu, chumaga, bidxi toope, gula bere', bidxi cha'hui, bidxi mula', tule, donda, la'sa xiaa, batuuba', yaazi, piñon, dxima, yaga la guitu xiña, sabi guini, yaga la guiaa, guie' bi'chi, bacua, xhidxiña, guie' xhuuba, xuba' rooba, palo blanco, tau cuuni, fitufiu', guiichi biduaa

Legend

Endangered
Protected
Non-native
Endemic to Mexico
Endemic to Oaxaca