Cucurbitaceae Marah macrocarpus (Greene) Greene

Cucamonga Manroot

Costanoan - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Bocek, Barbara R., 1984, Ethnobotany of Costanoan Indians, California, Based on Collections by John P. Harrington, Economic Botany 38(2):240-255, page 251

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Scientific name: Marah macrocarpus (Greene) Greene
USDA symbol: MAMAM4 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Cucamonga Manroot
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Costanoan
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Root used to make detergent lather.

RECRD: 20779 id: 22389