Cactaceae Opuntia imbricata var. imbricata

Tree Cholla

Keres, Western - Other, Lighting

Use documented by:
Swank, George R., 1932, The Ethnobotany of the Acoma and Laguna Indians, University of New Mexico, M.A. Thesis, page 55

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Scientific name: Opuntia imbricata var. imbricata
USDA symbol: OPIMI (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tree Cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Keres, Western
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Lighting
Notes: Dried woody stems used for candles and torches before the presence of other forms of lighting.

RECRD: 30307 id: 24698