Agavaceae Agave deserti Engelm.

Desert Agave

Cahuilla - Fiber, Cordage

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 31

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Scientific name: Agave deserti Engelm.
USDA symbol: AGDED (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Desert Agave
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Cordage
Notes: Pounded leaves dried and made into nets, slings and cordage.

RECRD: 11196 id: 1758