Agavaceae Agave lechuguilla Torr.


Papago - Other, Cash Crop

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 61

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Scientific name: Agave lechuguilla Torr.
USDA symbol: AGLE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Lechuguilla
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Cash Crop
Notes: Fibers and the cordage made from them bartered with the Pimas for blankets and cotton.

RECRD: 43653 id: 1783