Skip to main content


Fig. 39 | Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

Fig. 39

From: Ethnobotany of Mexican and northern Central American cycads (Zamiaceae)

Fig. 39

Teocintle (Zamia loddigesii) leaves sprout from underground stems in a fallow, burned-over milpa (maize field in swidden rotation), Tohuaco II, Huautla, Hidalgo, 2016. They are left unharmed when maize is planted, as it is believed that they confer various powers to maize, particularly overall hardiness (e.g., pest resistance) and superior size of the ears

Back to article page