Yalbac

Forest Landscape Changes in Past and Present Maya Communities

Each Plot map represents a collection of plants growing in a specific location around Yalbac. Plots were selected based on location (near or distant from settlement) and for lack of modern disturbance. Each number on the maps represents a separate plant species, of which a collection was made and is in the process of being identified. The preliminary idenfications of the plants are documented below, organized by (1) Collection Number, (2) Genus, and (3) Use, as documented through Cleofo Choc, my Mopan Maya field assistant.

2010 Plant Collections

Palms
Broomtree

Col. # 13: Broomtree

Pacaya

Col. # 10: Pacaya

Bayleaf Palm

Col. # 17: Bayleaf Palm

Vines
Choobac

Col. # 27: Choobac (vine for tying)

Water Vine

Col. # 28: Water Vine

Red Vine

Col. # 114: red vine to kill fish with

Trees
Ramon

Col. # 2: RĂ¡mon

Granny Walking Stick

Col. # 33: Granny Walking Stick

Rubber Tree

Col. # 12: Rubber Tree

Fungi
  Medicinal Mushroom

Col. # 57: Medicinal Mushroom

 
Plant List by Collection Number
Plant List by Genus
Plant List by Use