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 Esquisúchil, Bourreria huanita

PDF, Articles, Books on Esquisúchil, Bourreria huanita


Photo by Sofía Monzón at Antigua Guatemala, with a NIKON D800E,
lens AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, f/2.8, 1/20, ISO 100

  • CAMPOS, María Goreti
  • 2000
  • Revisión taxonómica del género Bourreria P. Browne (Boraginaceae) en México. UNAM.
  • CAMPOS, María Goreti
  • 2005
  • Revisión del género Bourreria P. Browne. (Boraginaceae) en México. Herbario CICY. No. 19. Pages 39-103.

Photo by Sofía Monzón at Antigua Guatemala, with a Canon EOS 6D,
lens Canon EF 100MM F/2.8 MACRO USM, f/16, 1/100, ISO 1000

  • DURÁN, Diego
  • 1994
  • The history of the Indies of New Spain. University of Oklahoma Press. 642 pages.
  • FLORES, Roberto
  • 1991
  • Estudio reproductive y etnobotánico del esquisúchil Bourreria huanita (Llave & Lex) Hemsl., Boragínacea en la Antigua Guatemala y pueblos vecinos. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 50 pages.
  • HERNÁNDEZ, Haydee
  • 2006
  • Flores comestibles. IV Congreso internacional de ingeniería bioquímica. México. 9 pages.
  • MORALES, Jaqueline
  • 2011
  • Detección de la actividad inhibitoria de quince extractos de plantas con actividad antimicrobiana contra Nocardia brasiliensis. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 63 pages,

    Available online:
  • ORTIZ, Gaudi
  • 2006
  • Actividad antifúngica de los extractos etanolicos de la flor de Bourreria huanita y la hoja de Lippia graveolens y sus particiones hexanica, clorofórmica, acetato de etilo y acuosa contra los hongos Sporothrix schenckii y Fonsecaea pedrosoi. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 70 pages.

    Available online:
  • VILLAR, Luis and Darío MORALES
  • 2006
  • Guatemala, árboles mágicos y notables. Librerías Artemis Edinter. 143 pages.


Suggested webpages with photos and information on Esquisúchil, Bourreria huanita



Photos and map location.


Photo by Sofía Monzón at Antigua Guatemala, with a Canon EOS- 1Ds Mark III,
lens Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, f/11, 1/200, ISO 320

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


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