yaga la guitu guiichi

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
yaga la guitu guiichi
Spanish
palo mulato
Description:
Thorny tree that reaches a height of 10 meters. Its distribution in the La Ventosa area is limited to Cerro El Merodio, where it is abundant. It produces bright orange flowers and brown fruit. The trunk has a varied, green coloring with stripes or blotches of green bark. The tree is not considered to have any particular use. It is called palo mulato in Spanish because of its resemblance to the species Bursera simaruba, but the yaga la guitu guiichi is a different species from a different family and has the scientific name Fouquieria formosa.
Habitat:
Selva baja espinosa. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
guie' niza, guiichi yaa, yaga ziña, bidxi toope, biibi, yana', biquiiche quichi', yaga la guitu xiña, batuuba', congo, guie' gade, mata buey, yaga bii, sa gue'la, copal, sabi duni, palo mulato, yaga la guiaa, granadiu

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Endangered
Protected
Non-native
Endemic to Mexico
Endemic to Oaxaca