Internal Chilhuacle in Cañada de Oaxaca gallery 1 December 2014 LL These photos are from a visit to a conference on the conservation of chilhuacle in Cuicatlán, Mexico, in 2014. Félix Martínez grows more chilehuacle than anyone else. He has raised an alarm about its future. A red chilehuacle on the plant. Chilhuacle drying in the traditional way. Industrial growers dry chiles in ovens, but purists say the flavor does not compete. Ethnobotanist Araceli Aguilar speaks to Mexican media about chilhuacle’s place in Mexican identity. Chilhuacle drying. Attendees to the 2014 conference for chilhuacle conservation visit drying chilhuacle. Red chilhuacle.