Bay cedar, Guazuma ulmiflora

Photo by Bob Thomas, Tikal along runway, May 2008.

Photo by Bob Thomas, Tikal along runway.

Creoles call this plant Plug-up-your-butt; can you guess what it is used for?  Seek this out if you eat too many mangos!  Other names include pixoy (pee shoy, Mopan Maya name) and tapaculo (Spanish).

Thanks to Luz Marie Hunter for introducing us to this delicately named functional plant!

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