Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.


Gitksan - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Gottesfeld, Leslie M. J., 1992, The Importance of Bark Products in the Aboriginal Economies of Northwestern British Columbia, Canada, Economic Botany 46(2):148-157, page 152

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Scientific name: Oplopanax horridus Miq.
USDA symbol: OPHO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Devilsclub
Family: Araliaceae
Family (APG): Araliaceae
Native American Tribe: Gitksan
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Inner bark chewed during pre-hunting purification rituals.

RECRD: 45972 id: 24446