Plant Uses

David Yetman and Thomas R. Van Devender

in Mayo Ethnobotany

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520227217
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926356 | DOI:
Plant Uses

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This chapter classifies the uses of plants according to various functions in Mayo lands. These plants include Gloria, rose-colored amapa and huanaca for aesthetic uses, mezquite, brea and jupachumi for livestock feed, and bolillo, sigropo and palo dulce for applications related to culture. For construction, medicine and industry some of the common plants used by the Mayos include horcones, gobernadora, and palo dulce.

Keywords: plants; Mayos; Gloria; bolillo; jupachumi; horcones; gobernadora; palo dulce

Chapter.  6602 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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