Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.
Pima - Food, Porridge
Use documented by:
Bell, Willis H and Edward F. Castetter, 1941, Ethnobiological Studies in the Southwest VII. The Utilization of of Yucca, Sotol and Beargrass by the Aborigines in the American Southwest, University of New Mexico Bulletin 5(5):1-74, page 16
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Scientific name: Yucca baccata Torr.
USDA symbol: YUBAB (View details
at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Banana Yucca
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Porridge
Notes: Dried fruit made into cakes, ground and cooked with cornmeal to make gruel.
RECRD: 40458 id: 43928