Fabaceae Phaseolus acutifolius Gray

Tepary Bean

Keresan - Other, Ceremonial Items

Use documented by:
White, Leslie A, 1945, Notes on the Ethnobotany of the Keres, Papers of the Michigan Academy of Arts, Sciences and Letters 30:557-568, page 558

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Scientific name: Phaseolus acutifolius Gray
USDA symbol: PHACA2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Tepary Bean
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Keresan
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Beans made into a flour by the Koshairi and used for ritual purposes. Prayer meal ground from beans was exceedingly unusual; it was almost always made from corn.

RECRD: 3084 id: 26287