Cactaceae Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow

Beavertail Pricklypear

Cahuilla - Food, Dried Food

Use documented by:
Bean, Lowell John and Katherine Siva Saubel, 1972, Temalpakh (From the Earth); Cahuilla Indian Knowledge and Usage of Plants, Banning, CA. Malki Museum Press, page 95

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Scientific name: Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow
USDA symbol: OPBAB2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Beavertail Pricklypear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Buds cooked and dried for indefinite storage.

RECRD: 11568 id: 24581