la'sa yu

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
la'sa yu
Spanish
malvavisco
Description:
This term is used to refer to at least four species of herbs that grow near rivers. In the past, they were believed to have curative properties to treat inflammation and colds. Melochia tomentosa, of the Sterculiacea family, is an abundant herb with purple flowers that reaches a height of 1 meter. This species is also known as 'la'sa yu moradu'. Melochia pyramidata, of the Sterculiaceae family, reaches a height of 40 centimeters, produces lilac flowers and green fruit, and is also found in abundance. Corchorus trilocularis, of the Tiliaceae family, reaches a height of 30 centimeters, produces yellow flowers and green fruit. Corchorus aestuans, also of the Tiliaceae family, is found in abundance, reaches a height of 50 centimeters and produces yellow flowers and green fruit. Turnera ulmifolia, of the Turneraceae family, is scarce, reaches a height of 40 centimeters and produces flowers of a yellowish-white color and green fruit. Lastly, this term is also applied to a scarce species of the genus Ditaxis, of the Euphorbiaceae family, which reaches a height of 30 centimeters and produces white flowers and green fruit.
Habitat:
Selva baja caducifolia. A orilla de cultivo. Selva baja caducifolia. Uso ganadero. Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado. Selva baja caducifolia. Antiguo camino real. Selva baja caducifolia. Donde bajan a tomar agua los ganados. Selva baja espinosa. Se quemó hace 3 años y pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
yaga bii, chumaga, fitufiu', gula bere', guiichi bupu, yaga xiñá, biruba guiiña, xhaga la, yaga biibi, guiichi bidu', yaga la guitu, piñon, mata buey, guie' gade, guie' chaachi, bidxi, 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, biquiiche, prisilana', guiichi yaa, yaga bii, yana', chumaga, guiichi ndani, du'ga dani, guiichi belle, gula bere', la xhadxi, biruba guiiña, biquiiche, prisilana', guiichi yaa, yaga bii, yana', chumaga, guiichi ndani, du'ga dani, guiichi belle, gula bere', la xhadxi, biruba guiiña, yana', la xhadxi, biibi, gula bere', guiichi yaa, cobanu, luba' be'te', luba' beella quii, luba' golondrina, guiichi gueda, yana', la xhadxi, biibi, gula bere', guiichi yaa, cobanu, luba' be'te', luba' beella quii, luba' golondrina, guiichi gueda, guiichi bidu', prisilana', chumaga, guiichi ndani, xhaga la, sabi duni, guiichi yaa, cortes, biibi, dxima, tau cuuni, guiichi yaa, chumaga, chumaga nguiu', la'sa yu, biquiiche, yana', biruba guiiña, guiichi dxumi, quebra acha, guiichi belle, copachil, la'pa che le'cu, guixi, baladxi' guiichi, chumaga muxe'