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.

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alt Achiote, Bixa orellana

alt Anacardium occidentale L. Cashew (marañon)

alt Aromatherapy, Magnolia, but species native to Guatemala and Mexico and Honduras

alt Auritum, hoja santa

alt Avocado Hass

 

 
 

alt Bernoullia flammea, mapola, or amapola

alt Bejuco, Aristolochia

alt Bixa orellana

alt Blepharidium guatemalense, irayol blanco, family Rubiaceae

alt Bourreria huanita

alt Bombacaceae, Bernoullia flammea, now subfamily Bombacoideae

alt Bursera simaruba, Palo jiote

alt Byrsonima crassifolia, Nance tree

 
 

alt cacao, chocolate, pataxte, Theobroma bicolor

alt Cacao, cocoa, chocolate, chile as flavoring among the Maya (and potentially among the Aztec).

alt Cacao, cocoa, chocolate, consulting, especially on Theobroma bicolor, but also Theobroma angustifolium

alt Cacao, cocoa, chocolate flavorings, vanilla

alt Cacao flavoring, magnolia

alt Cacao silvestre, cacao de montaña, cacao de mono, and potentially cacao de mico; Theobroma angustifolium

alt Calliandra, general introduction

alt Cana indica, leaves as wrap for tamale

alt Canak

alt Canastilla, Aristolochia

alt Cashew (marañon)

alt Cassia grandis, bucut

alt Chile Chocolate (Capsicum annuum var accuminatum)

alt Chilli, or chile, as flavoring for chocolate.

alt Chayote, Güisquil

alt Chocolate, see cacao (which is the correct botanical name; cocoa is a misinterpretation
(misunderstanding) from several centuries ago.

alt Cassia grandis, bucut

alt Coclospermum vitifolium, Tecomasuche

alt Consulting services available to cacao, cocoa, chocolate, candy companies, worldwide, from an Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, and Aztec perspective.

alt Crescentia alata, Crescentia cujete

alt Cymbopetalum penduliflorum

 
 

alt Dahlia plants and flowers

alt Digital photography reviews, 400mm

alt Dutchman's Pipe, Aristolochia elegans

 

 
 

alt Estrella de fuego, Epidendrum radicans

alt Erythrina berteroana, Palo de Pito

 
 

alt Fire star, Epidendrum radicans

alt Flor de Calico, Aristolochia elegans

alt Flor de Muerto

alt Flor de Sangre, Asclepias curassavica

altFlowers that bloom at night, Solandra maxima

alt Food of the Maya, Bernoullia flammea, edible seeds

 

 
 

alt Garden for research on plants of Guatemala

alt Giant granadilla, Passiflora quadrangularis

alt Guaco, Aristolochia

alt Guinda, Solanum sisymbriifolium

alt Granada

alt Guazuma ulmifolia

alt Guava, Guayaba, Psidium guajava, a medicinal plant

 

 
 

 alt Irayol blanco, Blepharidium guatemalense, family Rubiaceae

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

alt Lauraceae gender, Avocado

alt Litchi tomato, Solanum sisymbriifolium

alt Logwood, Haematoxylum campechianum, palo de tinto, palo de Campeche

alt Logwood, palo de Campeche flower, palo de tinto, Haematoxylum campechianum

 

 

 
 

alt Macroclinium bicolor

alt Magnolia, medicinal and flavoring for cacao

alt Magnolia quetzal, using Nikon

alt Mapola, or amapola, Bernoullia flammea

alt Maracuya, Passiflora quadrangularis

alt Marañón, Cashew

alt Marigold Flower, Flor de Muerto

alt Medicinal plant, Guava, Guayaba, Psidium guajava

alt Medicinal plants

alt Medicinal plants, List

alt Medicinal plants, Magnolia

alt Medicinal, magnolia flavoring for cacao is also medicinal

alt Milkweed, Asclepias curassavical

 
 

alt Nance tree

 
 

alt Orchids, vanilla orchid

 

 
 

alt Pacaya palm, Chamaedorea tepejilote

alt Pachira aquatica

alt Palo de Pito Flowers

alt Palo de Campeche, logwood, Haematoxylum campechianum, palo de tinto

alt Palo de Campeche flower, palo de tinto, Haematoxylum campechianum

alt Palo jiote

alt Passiflora quadrangularis , giant granadilla, maracuya, Badea

alt Pataxte, Theobroma bicolor, a species which also produces cocoa for chocolate

alt Introduction to Papaya

alt Pelican flower, Aristolochia elegans

alt Passion flowers and fruits, Passiflora

alt Persea gender, Avocado

alt Platanillo, Asclepias curassavica

alt Photo Exhibit, Pachira aquatica

alt Piper auritum, hoja santa

alt Piper species as potentially medicinal (or toxic needing their own medicine!)

alt Punica granatum, Granada

 
 

 

 
 

alt Revienta caballos, Solanum sisymbriifolium

 

 
 

alt Sterculia apetala, Castaño

alt Sechium edule, Güisquil

alt Sobralia, Sobralia xantholeuca

alt Solandra maxima, cup of gold, flowering at night

alt Sticky nightshade, Solanum sisymbriifolium

 
 

alt Tagetes erecta, Flor de Muerto

alt Tagetes sp., Marigold

alt Tecolotillo, Aristolochia

alt Talauma, a variant of Magnolia

alt Tecomasuche flower, Coclospermum vitifolium

alt Theobroma angustifolium, cacao silvestre, cacao de montaña, cacao de mono, and potentially cacao de mico

alt Theobroma bicolor, pataxte

alt Tinto, palo de tinto; palo de Campeche, Haematoxylum campechianum

alt Tobacco-related, leaves can wrap cigarettes, Guava, Guayaba, Psidium guajava

alt Tutía, Solanum sisymbriifolium

 
 

 

 
 

alt Vanilla

alt Virola and nutmeg

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

alt Zapoton, Pachira aquatica

 

 
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Trees of Mesoamerica

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Plants and trees used to produce incense

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Trees with conical Spines

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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

Pachira aquatica, zapoton, zapote bobo, crucial sacred flower for Maya archaeologists and iconographers
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Read article on Split leaf philodendron, Monstera deliciosa.

 

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