Cactaceae Opuntia whipplei Engelm. & Bigelow

Whipple Cholla

Navajo, Ramah - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A., 1952, The Ethnobotany of the Ramah Navaho, Papers of the Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology 40(4):1-94, page 37

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Scientific name: Opuntia whipplei Engelm. & Bigelow
USDA symbol: OPWH (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Whipple Cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Navajo, Ramah
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Used to make cactus prayer stick, Chiricahua Windway.

RECRD: 10569 id: 24878