Cactaceae Peniocereus striatus (Brandeg.) Buxbaum

Gearstem Cactus

Papago and Pima - Food, Fruit

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Willis H. Bell, 1937, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest IV. The Aboriginal Utilization of the Tall Cacti in the American South, University of New Mexico Bulletin 5:1-48, page 42

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Scientific name: Peniocereus striatus (Brandeg.) Buxbaum
USDA symbol: PEST11 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gearstem Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago and Pima
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fruit
Notes: Fruit used for food.

RECRD: 60328 id: 25804