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 Cryosophila stauracantha, Escobo
Cryosophila stauracantha

ARECACEAE - Cryosophila stauracantha (Heynh.) R.J.Evans
Escobo or escoba - Rio Caliz

Cryosophila stauracantha

Cryosophila stauracantha Escoba palm root spines at Cerro Sarstun, Lagunita Creek, Livingston Dec 20, 2020. Photo by Dr Nicholas Hellmuth

Bibliography on Cryosophila stauracantha, Escobo PDF,
Articles, Books on Cryosophila stauracantha

  • CENTURIÓN, Dora, ESPINOSA, Judith, DE LA CRUZ, Efraín and Erika GÓMEZ
  • 2011
  • Contenido de fibra dietaria de inflorescencias de palmas procesadas. Información tecnológica. Vol. 22, No. 3, pages 3-10.

    Available Online:
  • COOK, Suzanne
  • 2016
  • The Forest of the Lacandon Maya: An Ethnobotanical Guide. Springer. 379 pages.
  • CROSS, Randall, FUENTES, Patricia, JACOBSON, Tyler, KASS,
    Lee and Anna GOEBEL
  • 2016
  • Identification of palms on San Salvador island in the genera Coccothrinax and Leucothrinax (Family Arecaeae) using molecular methods; a preliminary report. The 15th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas. Pages 53-61.

    Available Online:
  • DURÁN, Alejandro, AGUIRRE, Juan, LEVY, Samuel and José DE
  • 2018
  • Estructura de la selva alta perennifolia de Nahá, Chiapas, México. Botanical
    Sciences. Vol. 96, No. 2. Pages 218-245.
  • EVANS, Randall
  • 1996
  • Conservation status of Crysophila with special reference to the critically endangered Crysophila cookie and Crysophila williamsii. Principes. Vol. 40, No. 3. Pages 129-147.

    Available Online:
  • MALDONADO, Emerson, OCHOA, Susana, RAMOS, Rodimiro,
    GUADARRAMA, María, GONZÁLEZ, Noel and Bernardus DE
  • 2016
  • La selva inundable de Canacoite en Tabasco, México, una comunidad vegetal amenazada. Acta Botánica Mexicana. Vol. 115, No. 8. Pages 75-101.

    Available Online:
  • VELÁSQUEZ, María del Mar
  • 2016
  • Diversidad de especies de la familia Arecaceae en dos Biotopos Protegidos del departamento de Petén: Cerro Cahuí y Naachtún Dos Lagunas. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. 80 pages.

    Available Online:


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