Cactaceae Opuntia spinosior (Engelm.) Toumey

Walkingstick Cactus

Papago - Food, Staple

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Willis H. Bell, 1942, Pima and Papago Indian Agriculture, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. First Edition., page 60

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Scientific name: Opuntia spinosior (Engelm.) Toumey
USDA symbol: OPSP2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Walkingstick Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Staple
Notes: Pit baked buds, fruits and joints considered a staple food.

RECRD: 1729 id: 24866