Landscape Change

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


BroomtreeCol. # 13: Broomtree PacayaCol. # 10: Pacaya Bayleaf PalmCol. # 17: Bayleaf Palm


ChoobacCol. # 27: Choobac (vine for tying) Water VineCol. # 28: Water Vine Red VineCol. # 114: red vine to kill fish with


RamonCol. # 2: RĂ¡mon Granny Walking StickCol. # 33: Granny Walking Stick Rubber TreeCol. # 12: Rubber Tree


Medicinal MushroomCol. # 57: Medicinal Mushroom
Plant List by Collection Number
Plant List by Genus
Plant List by Use