Cactaceae Opuntia ramosissima Engelm.

Branched Pencil Cholla

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 97

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Scientific name: Opuntia ramosissima Engelm.
USDA symbol: OPRA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Branched Pencil Cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Cahuilla
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Stalks, with thorns removed, dried for future use.

RECRD: 11588 id: 24788