bacuxu' quichi'

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
bacuxu' quichi'
Spanish
Description:
This name is given to at least one species of the Polygonaceae family (Antigonon flavescens), with a scarce presence in La Ventosa, and one species of the Convolvulaceae family that is found in abundance there. These woody vines with white flowers grouped into clusters are believed by some to have medicinal properties to combat inflammation. Some believe it is only bacuxu' quichi' and not bacuxu' rosado (the name given to other woody vines of the Polygonaceae and Myrtaceae families) that has such properties. These woody vines are said to have been introduced by settlers in the Mixe areas.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Antiguo camino real. Selva baja espinosa. Terreno de cultivo de sorgo. Selva baja caducifolia. Anteriormente se pastoreaba ganado.
Associated Flora:
guie' niza, dxima, quebra acha, xhaga la, bacua gui'xhi, guiichi bidu', sabi duni, chumaga, guiichi ndani, guiichi yaa, granadiu, sabi duni, xhaga la, guiichi ndani, guiichi bidu', guiichi dxita, gula bere', yaazi, guiichi laya bi'cu, yaga bidxi, yana', du'ga dani quichi', congo dani, yana', xhaga la, yaga bii, guiichi yaa, brasil, marabia, guiichi bixa', sa gue'la, guie' gade, mata buey, guiichi belle, pimienta, yaga ziña, biruba guiiña, cumbriu, luba', guiichi gu, bacua, guie' xhuuba, piñon, guiichi xahui, cortes, chumaga, bitiaa gui'xhi, luba' guie' quichi', tau cuuni, guiichi bidu', guenda dxiña, guiichi ndani, guie' niza, guiichi laya bi'cu