Cucurbitaceae Marah macrocarpus (Greene) Greene

Cucamonga Manroot

Luiseno - Other, Paint

Use documented by:
Sparkman, Philip S., 1908, The Culture of the Luiseno Indians, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234, page 210

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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: Luiseno
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Paint
Notes: Seeds mixed with iron oxide and turpentine to make a red paint.

RECRD: 30871 id: 22391