Fagaceae Quercus gambelii Nutt.

Gambel's Oak

Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero - Food, Winter Use Food

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and M. E. Opler, 1936, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest III. The Ethnobiology of the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(5):1-63, page 42

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Scientific name: Quercus gambelii Nutt.
USDA symbol: QUGAG (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Gambel's Oak
Family: Fagaceae
Family (APG): Fagaceae
Native American Tribe: Apache, Chiricahua & Mescalero
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Winter Use Food
Notes: Acorns roasted slightly, pounded, mixed with dried meat and stored away in hide containers.

RECRD: 40120 id: 32059