Fabaceae Prosopis velutina Woot.

Velvet Mesquite

Papago - Food, Preserves

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 28

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Scientific name: Prosopis velutina Woot.
USDA symbol: PRVE (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Velvet Mesquite
Family: Fabaceae
Family (APG): Fabaceae
Native American Tribe: Papago
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Preserves
Notes: Gumlike secretions found on branches, dried, ground, mixed with saguaro syrup and eaten like jam.

RECRD: 43545 id: 30109