Cactaceae Opuntia ramosissima Engelm.

Branched Pencil Cholla

Cahuilla - Food, Staple

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 49

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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: Staple
Notes: Berries and stems were an important and dependable food source.

RECRD: 11318 id: 24791