yaga huigu'

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
yaga huigu'
Spanish
higuerilla, palma de Cristo, ricino
Description:
Tree or shrub that reaches a height of 2 meters and is found in abundance along the roadside. It produces yellowish-white flowers and thorny green fruit. Children used to cut the largest leaves off the tree and pretend they were umbrellas. It is currently not used for medicinal purposes, but traditionally in the Central Valleys area, people would cover their necks with the leaves to treat mumps.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. A orilla de cultivo. Selva baja caducifolia. Donde bajan a tomar agua los ganados.
Associated Flora:
yaga bii, chumaga, fitufiu', gula bere', guiichi bupu, yaga xiñá, biruba guiiña, xhaga la, yaga biibi, yaga bii, biibi, guiichi bupu, luba' be'te', yaga beu', la xhadxi, guiichi ndani, chumaga, biquiiche, gula bere', luba' begu, huigu', golondrina

Legend

Endangered
Protected
Non-native
Endemic to Mexico
Endemic to Oaxaca