Cactaceae Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & Bigelow

Beavertail Pricklypear

Cahuilla - Food, Vegetable

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: Vegetable
Notes: Joints boiled and mixed with other foods or eaten as greens.

RECRD: 11569 id: 24584