Cactaceae Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear

Apache, Mescalero - Food, Dried Food

Use documented by:
Basehart, Harry W., 1974, Apache Indians XII. Mescalero Apache Subsistence Patterns and Socio-Political Organization, New York. Garland Publishing Inc., page 38

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Scientific name: Opuntia sp.
Common names: Prickly Pear
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Mescalero
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Dried Food
Notes: Unpeeled fruits split, covered with juice, sun dried and stored for future food use.

RECRD: 45701 id: 24796