Fouquieriaceae Fouquieria splendens Engelm.


Papago - Other, Ceremonial Items

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 54

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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: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Flexible rods used as the basis of ceremonial structures representing clouds or mountains.

RECRD: 43625 id: 14825