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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Peten, Guatemala, Central America

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Bibliography on Cordia dodecandra

Accepted name: Cordia dodecandra A.DC. Synonyms:

  • Cordia angiocarpa A.Rich.
  • Lithocardium angiocarpum (A.Rich.) Kuntze
  • Lithocardium dodecandrum (A.DC.) Kuntze
  • Plethostephia angiocarpa (A.Rich) Miers

Cordia dodecandra ciricote flowers, Rio San Pedro, Peten

Photo by Dr Nicholas Hellmuth with a Nikon D810, lens Nikon AF-Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED Macro, f/11, 1/400, ISO 1000

PDF, Articles, Books on Cordia dodecandra

  • MÉNDEZ, Martha, TORRES, Wendy, DORANTES, Alfredo and Rafael DURÁN
  • 2014
  • Jardines medicinales en Yucatán: una alternativa para la conservación de la flora medicinal de los mayas. Rev. Fitotec. Mex. Vol. 37, No. 2. 13 pages.

    Available online:
  • MUÑOZ, Anduaga
  • 1994
  • Plantación de Maculis Tabebuia rosea y Siricote Cordia dodecandra en forma semi mecanizada y manual bajo dos condiciones ecológicas contrastantes: dosel protector y campo abierto. Repositorio Institucional UNU. Thesis.

    Available online:
  • REUTER, Manja
  • 2006
  • Limiting factors for the establishment of Cordia dodecandra A. DC. And Bixa Orellana L. on semi-arid calcareous soils in Yucatan, Mexico. Center for development research. PhD dissertation. 124 pages.

    Available online:
  • ROSADO, Silvia, PARRA, Víctor, BETANCUR, David, MOREIRA, Xoaquín and Luis ABDALA
  • 2018
  • Effectos of tree species diversity on insect herbivory and leaf defences in Cordia dodecandra. Ecological Entomology. Vol. 43, No. 6. Pages 703-711.

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  • YAM, Carlos, MONTAÑEZ, Patricia and Rocío RUENES
  • 2014
  • Crecimiento de plantas jóvenes de Cordia dodecandra (Boraginaceae) en tres etapas sucesionales de vegetación en Calotmul, Yucatán. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. Vol. 85. Pages 589-597.

    Available online:
Cordia dodecandra ciricote flowers, Rio San Pedro, Peten

Photo by Erick Flores with a Canon EOS- 1D X Mark II, lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 160


Suggested webpages with photos and information on Cordia dodecandra


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Photos and map location.


First posted, April 2019
Bibliography prepared by Marcella Sarti, FLAAR Mesoamerica


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