Araliaceae Oplopanax horridus Miq.


Haisla and Hanaksiala - Other, Protection

Use documented by:
Compton, Brian Douglas, 1993, Upper North Wakashan and Southern Tsimshian Ethnobotany: The Knowledge and Usage of Plants..., Ph.D. Dissertation, University of British Columbia, page 217

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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: Haisla and Hanaksiala
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Protection
Notes: Bark made into face paint and used by shamans to repel enemy spirits from the shaman's patient.

RECRD: 61244 id: 24476