Taxaceae Torreya californica Torr.

California Nutmeg

Pomo - Other, Tools

Use documented by:
Chestnut, V. K., 1902, Plants Used by the Indians of Mendocino County, California, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 7:295-408., page 305

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Scientific name: Torreya californica Torr.
USDA symbol: TOCA (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: California Nutmeg
Family: Taxaceae
Family (APG): Taxaceae
Native American Tribe: Pomo
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Tools
Notes: Rigid, sharp-pointed leaves formerly used as needles to prick pitch soot into the skin in tattooing.

RECRD: 43114 id: 40414