Internal Chilehuacle in Cañada de Oaxaca gallery 1 December 2014 LL These photos are from a visit to a conference on the conservation of chilehuacle 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. Chilehuacle 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 chilehuacle’s place in Mexican identity. Chilehuacle drying. Attendees to the 2014 conference for chilehuacle conservation visit drying chilehuacle. Red chilehuacle.