paraisu

Description

Common Names:
Zapotec
paraisu
Spanish
San Jacinto, moringa, paraíso
Audio:
Description:
This name is used to refer to two different species of trees that are currently scarce in La Ventosa. The first is Moringa oleifera Lam., of the Moringaceae family. This tree is known as San Jacinto or moringa in Spanish, and reaches a height of 8 meters. It produces white flowers and green fruit. The second species is Melia azedarach L., of the Meliaceae family. Known in Spanish as paraíso morado, it reaches a height of 3 meters and produces lilac flowers and round, green fruit. Both species flower in March, during the dry season, and the edible flowers can be prepared along with scrambled eggs. Both species can be used to brush the body as part of a cure for fright. Medicinal properties have recently been attributed to them. To treat dental inflammation, the leaves are broken up, soaked in alcohol and then placed on the inflamed part of the face.
Habitat:
Zona urbana. Orilla de la carretera. Zona urbana. Domicilio particular.
Associated Flora:
cobanu, roble, yaga bii, bugambilia, guiichi yaa, framboyan, dxima, baladxi', xtoope, xcu'du, la'sa yu, guie' tiiqui, almendra, guixi bi'cu, cobanu, roble, yaga bii, bugambilia, guiichi yaa, framboyan, dxima, baladxi', xtoope, xcu'du, la'sa yu, guie' tiiqui, almendra, guixi bi'cu, roble, yaga ziña, guixi, framboyan, guixi beu', guixi bi'cu, paral, bara bacana', salbarial, mangu, beu', quinseañera, biadxi, bilumbu', guiichi gueda, guiichi ndani, xhaga la

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Endangered
Protected
Non-native
Endemic to Mexico
Endemic to Oaxaca