coyotillo


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coy·o·til·lo

 (koi′ə-tĭl′ō, -tē′yō, kī′ə-)
n. pl. coy·o·til·los
A poisonous shrub (Karwinskia humboldtiana) native to Texas and Mexico, having small greenish flowers and black fruits.

[American Spanish, diminutive of coyote, coyote; see coyote.]

coyotillo

(ˌkəʊjəʊˈtiːljəʊ)
n, pl -los
(Plants) a thorny poisonous rhamnaceous shrub, Karwinskia humboldtiana of Mexico and the southwestern US, the berries of which cause paralysis
[Mexican Spanish, literally: a little coyote]
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The vegetation is dominated mainly by creosote bush scrub (Larrea tridentate) along with other plant species such as: anacahuite (Cordia boisieri), black brush (Acacia rigidula), ocotillo (Fouqueria splendens), coyotillo (Karwinskia humoldtiana), bear-rass (Yucca sp.
Parts of the nopal coyotillo cactus, for example, become violet during especially dry periods, but the silencios see this as a supernatural wonder.
Many of the bladderpods in July 1997 and June 2001 (29% and 36%, respectively) were found on the same plot which had blackbrush, wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri), and coyotillo (Karwinskia humboltiana) as canopy species.
Other species of plants present are: anacahuite (Cordia boisieri), black brush (Acacia rigidula), ocotillo (Fouqueria splendens), coyotillo (Karwinskia humoldtiana), beargrass (Yucca sp.