Viscaceae Phoradendron californicum Nutt.

Mesquite Mistletoe

Pima - Food, Fruit

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F., 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest I. Uncultivated Native Plants Used as Sources of Food, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(1):1-44, page 39

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Scientific name: Phoradendron californicum Nutt.
USDA symbol: PHCA8 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mesquite Mistletoe
Family: Viscaceae
Family (APG): Santalaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Fruit
Notes: Berries boiled and eaten.

RECRD: 43905 id: 26501