xcuaana bi'cu yu'ba


Common Names:
xcuaana bi'cu yu'ba
This name is used to refer to at least 3 species of 3 different families. The first is Castela erecta, an abundant shrub with orange flowers and red fruit, which belongs to the Simaroubaceae family. The second is a tree of the genus Randia of the Rubiaceae family, which reaches a height of 3 meters and produces red fruit. Finally, there is one species, or possibly two, belonging to the genus Croton of the Euphorbiaceae family. These are herbs that reach a height of 60 centimeters, with green or yellow flowers and green fruit. One of these species has a clear exudate. Experts note that dogs usually urinate at the foot of these plants. Some mention that dogs eat the fruit of these plants, perhaps seeking some medical benefit. In his Graphic-Phonemic Guide for Reading and Writing Zapotec, Eustaquio Jiménez Girón indicates the fruit is poisonous to dogs. It has also been observed that in the past, when the flora of La Ventosa was more intact, biznaga cacti was usually found at the foot of these plants as an associated plant.
Selva baja caducifolia. Pastoreo de ganado.
Associated Flora:
bidxi toope, pepe huaje, mata buey, mala mujer, guiichi ndani, papaya gui'xhi, guenda bidxu, dxima, guiichi bizaari, yaga la guitu, papaya gui'xhi, batuucha, guiichi ndani, copal, tau cuuni, yaazi, guiichi bidoorre, biibi, guiichi bidu', guie' se', chumaga, yaga la guiaa, sa gue'la, mata buey, chubi', yaga bidxi toope', bidxi mula', guiichi laya bi'cu, luba' begu, guiichi dxita, la'sa bidxiña, sabi duni, bacua, pimienta guiichi, bateede, xhaga la, guiichi yaa, luba' guiichi gu, chumaga, xuba' be'za, guiichi buu, biquiiche yaase, guiichi bixa', yaazi, taangu ta beela, xuba' rooba, guiichi dxita, chumaga, yana', xhaga la, guiichi bidoorre, tau cuuni, guiichi bixa', sabi duni, guie' se', guiichi yaa, sabi guini, guiichi belle, yaga xuga, yaga bia gueta