Anacardiaceae Rhus trilobata Nutt.

Skunkbush Sumac

Zuni - Fiber, Basketry

Use documented by:
Stevenson, Matilda Coxe, 1915, Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians, SI-BAE Annual Report #30, page 81

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Scientific name: Rhus trilobata Nutt.
USDA symbol: RHTRT (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Skunkbush Sumac
Family: Anacardiaceae
Family (APG): Anacardiaceae
Native American Tribe: Zuni
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Basketry
Notes: Stems, with the bark removed, used in making fine 'Apache' and other baskets. The bark covered stems were used to form patterns in the weave.

RECRD: 32921 id: 33241