guie' xuuba

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
guie' xuuba
Spanish
jazmín del Istmo
Audio:
Description:
Scarce tree that reaches a height of 10 meters. It flowers towards the end of the dry season, producing a white flower particularly appreciated for its aroma. Shortly after flowering, it produces a dark-colored, lobed fruit. There are two different types of guie' xhuuba, a mountain variety and a garden variety. In his Graphic-Phonemic Guide for Reading and Writing Zapotec, Eustaquio Jiménez Girón indicated that the current name of this tree comes from the phrase guie' xho' guiba', translated as either "flower that emits the scent of heaven's glory" or "mansion of the Gods." In Tehuantepec, the flower is known as guie' xho' ba', which is translated as "flower of the tombs."
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Aprovechamiento de madera. Zona urbana. Domicilio particular.
Associated Flora:
yana', guiichi belle, yaga bui', bui' dani, du'ga, incha huevo, tau cuuni, guie' se', pimienta, yaga beu', bacua, sabi duni, luba' begu, luba' jñaa bi, chumaga, yana', xhaga la, guiichi bidoorre, tau cuuni, guiichi bixa', sabi duni, guie' se', guiichi yaa, sabi guini, guiichi belle, yaga xuga, yaga bia gueta, 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, guiichi ndani, copal, cortes, xcuaana guiu, bidxi mula', xuba' rooba, batuuba, guiichi laya bi'cu, yaga la guiaa, yaga berde, guie' se', yaazi, tau cuuni, bia gueta, bidxi toope, noni, palmera, almendra, bui', mangu, ceresa, granada, rosa, parahuita, limon, guie' tiiqui, guie' chaachi, nanchi, bugambilia, sabila, tamarindu, xuba' rooba, piñon, yaga berde, guiichi laya bi'cu, dxima, guie' xhuuba, yaga la guitu, palo mulato, ma lu'lu, chumaga, batuuba, yaga xuga, guie' chaachi, bidxi toope, bidxi mula', yaga la guiaa, batuucha dani, biadxi, pinu, tulipan, sabila, mangu, amor de un rato, limun, papaya, almendra, jasmin japones