bidxi toope

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
bidxi toope
Spanish
cabeza de viejo
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Description:
Cactus that reaches a height of 10 meters. Found in abundance on flat ground and in the hills. The ribs are more open and the thorns thicker than those of the cactus called bidxi gringu. The fruit is yellow and thorny. It is eaten by birds, but not by humans. The flower is white with pink tones. It is used for making biliwana', i.e. planks for building roofs of houses. In the past, children used to cut off a slice of the cactus, insert a hook into the woody center and play at marking the ground with the ribs of the cactus.
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