When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

Heliconia, Guatemala, FLAAR Mayan ethnobotanical garden, Jun 1, 2017, by Nicholas Hellmuth

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Jicara is as much the name of the bowl from the dried fruit as the fruit itself.

Jicaro can be processed to produce ethanol, oil from the seeds, charcoal from the shell, cattle feed from the pulp.

Where to find gourd trees

Along the highway towards Atlantic, but then along the turn-off towards Zacapa. Lots in the rabinal and Salama area, Baja Verapaz. There is a town named El Jicaro, in the department of El Progreso

But also in Peten, however not as much wild, but in house-side gardens.

 

Morro tree with flowers and fruit, notice the recently fruit cut from the tree, FLAAR photo Archive.
Morro tree with flowers and fruit, notice the recently fruit cut from the tree, FLAAR photo Archive.

Morro tree with fruits, notice the different shapes that the fruit can have, FLAAR photo Archive
Morro tree with fruits, notice the different shapes that the fruit can have, FLAAR photo Archive

“Morro tree with flowers and buds at Monterrico Julio 2011”.
Morro tree with flowers and buds at Monterrico July 2011

Morro bud string flower Monterrico Julio 2011”.
Morro bud string flower Monterrico July 2011

“Morro flower growing of the seed in tree Monterrico Julio 2011”.
Morro flower growing of the seed in tree Monterrico July 2011

“Opened Morro flower in tree Monterrico Julio 2011”.
Opened Morro flower in tree Monterrico July 2011

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Last update 11 August 2011. First posted July 07, 2011.

 
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Fruits (typical misnomer mishmash of Spanish language)

Fruits (vines or cacti)

Flavoring, herbs, and spices

Flowers, sacred

Plants which are sacred

Plants or trees that are used to produce incense

Most common introduced plants (not native)

We Thank Gitzo, 90% of the photographs of plants, flowers and trees in Guatemala are photographed using a Gitzo tripod, available from Manfrotto Distribution.
We thank Hoodman, All images on this site are taken with RAW CF memory cards courtesy of Hoodman.
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