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 adflexa, Coban, Guatemala, Hotel Monja Blanca, FLAAR, by Nicholas Hellmuth

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Bibliography on Chichicaste grandis, Chichicaste

PDF, Articles, Books on Chichicaste grandis

Chichicaste is widely known for its thorny leaves which cause a burning sensation at the slightest contact. This is due to the chemicals contained in the tiny hairs on its leaves and are called trichomes. Despite this, its roots are used for medicinal purposes.

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Chichicaste grandis, Cahabon river. Nikon D800E. Lens: AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm F2.8G ED. Settings: 1/160 sec, f/13, ISO 125.

  • WEIGEND, M., GOTTSCHLING, M., HOOT, S. and M. ACKERMANN
  • 2004
  • A preliminary phylogeny of Loasaceae subfam. Loasoideae (Angiospermae: Cornales) based on trnL(UAA) sequence data, with consequences for systematics and historical biogeography

 

Suggested webpages with photos and information on Chichicaste grandis

www.nybg.org/bsci/res/loas/chichi.htm
Illustration.

www.tropicos.org/Name/50145273
Information.

www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2718061
Synonyms.

www.okantigua.com/chichicaste-guatemala/
Information and photos.

www.thecompositaehut.com/www_tch/webcurso_spv/familias_pv/loasaceae.html
Family information and map location.

www.theplantlist.org/browse/A/Loasaceae/Chichicaste/
Information about the genus.

 

Updated July 5, 2021.
First posted, October, 2017

 

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