bacuxu' rosado

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
bacuxu' rosado
Spanish
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Description:
This name is given to at least two species of the Polygonaceae family and one of the Myrtaceae family. These herbaceous vines, which develop from a bulb, are generally found in abundance in La Ventosa. They produce pink flowers all year round, and are especially popular with women, who use them to adorn their hair. Some people attribute anti-inflammatory properties to them, while others believe only bacuxu' quichi' (the name given to other woody vines of the Polygonaceae and Convolvulaceae families) has such properties. These vines are said to have been introduced by settlers in the Mixe areas.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. A orilla de cultivo. Selva baja caducifolia. En el borde del rio. Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
yaga bii, chumaga, fitufiu', gula bere', guiichi bupu, yaga xiñá, biruba guiiña, xhaga la, yaga biibi, yana', be'za yaga, yaga ziña, biquiiche xiña', taangu ta beela, guiichi gueda, xuba' be'za, tau cuuni, biquiiche yaase, sana, bilumbu', biniidxi, yaga bii, gula bere', bacua, yana', guiichi bidoorre, yaga ziña, luba' beella quii, la'sa yu moradu, chumaga, yerba de toro, biñá', xhaga la, biquiiche xiña', yana', be'za yaga, yaga ziña, biquiiche xiña', taangu ta beela, guiichi gueda, xuba' be'za, tau cuuni, biquiiche yaase, sana, bilumbu', biniidxi, yaga bii, gula bere'