Fouquieriaceae Fouquieria splendens Engelm.


Papago - Food, Special Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 28

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Scientific name: Fouquieria splendens Engelm.
USDA symbol: FOSP2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Ocotillo
Family: Fouquieriaceae
Family (APG): Fouquieriaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Special Food
Notes: Nectar pressed out of blossoms, hardened like rock candy and chewed as a delicacy.

RECRD: 43549 id: 14824