After 100 years, it’s 5th June a ahuhute will replace the iconic palm in his gazebo paseo de la reformaSo here we tell you more about the name of this Mexican tree.
To begin with, this species is so old, with more than 2 thousand yearsand about 500 each specimen, whose name comes from Nahuatl and means “old man of the water” because of the high humidity near rivers or land, and because its leaves, when covered with white grass, resemble the long browns of the old. Men look like hair.
and although this species is endemic Mexico, America You GuatemalaIt is believed that the Aztec emperor nezahuelcoyotl, Montezuma You sweetlahuac He ordered many of these specimens to be planted to decorate the royal gardens.
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But not for his interference in his story, or history, as it was right in an ahuhete where it took place, he developed the classic scene of a gloomy night. hernan cortesWhile its splendor, longevity, beauty and dimensions made it the national tree during centenary celebrations. independence of mexicoin 1910, after porfirio diazu Competition was held where he was selected.
Now, with regard to its names, in addition to “ahuete” and “ciprez” and “sabino”, there are about 20 indigenous languages throughout Mexico, among them:
- Cypress River, Tanyuku (mixtec)
- Jolly, Jolly, Holly (Guarizia): Sonora
- Pentamum, Pentamon and Penhamu (Tarascan): Michoacani
- Cypress: Tamaulipas
- Cypress: Chiapaso
- Sabino: Durango, San Luis Potosi and Oaxaca
- Montezuma Cypress: Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico
- Tnuyucu or yucu-ndatura (mixtec): Oaxaca
- Yagaguichiciña, Yaga-chichiano, Yaga-Guichixiña (Zapotec): Oaxaca
- Bochille: Chiapaso
- Cedar: Sonora
- Mateoko (Taraumara): Chihuahua
- Nauno (mix): Oaxaca
- Quitsinaui (Zoque): Chiapaso
- Endoxinda (Popoleuca): Puebla
- Chiche (Huastec): San Luis Potosic
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In addition, this species has received “preferential” treatment throughout history, because in ancient times they were considered sacred and ceremonial, so the Aztecs, primarily, brought offerings to them and kept altars.
Whereas, if it is about its presence and importance, it is “basil tree”, located in Santa Maria de Tule, OaxacaWhere thousands of tourists visit every year who want to know it, after guessing that this specimen is 2,000 years old.
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has been added to it”sergeant”, also known as “El Sentinel”, who reaches the age of 500 in the middle Chapultepec ForestIn CDMX, although he is only 15 meters out of the 40 meters he reached in his youth, much of it dried up during the 1960s, although he refused to die.