Cactaceae Opuntia clavata Engelm.

Club Cholla

Acoma - Food, Starvation Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F., 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44, page 35

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Scientific name: Opuntia clavata Engelm.
USDA symbol: OPCL (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Club Cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Acoma
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Starvation Food
Notes: Stems and fruits roasted and eaten in times of food shortage.

RECRD: 41185 id: 24596