Agavaceae Yucca baccata Torr.

Banana Yucca

Southwest Indians - Other, Ceremonial Items

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 53

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Scientific name: Yucca baccata Torr.
USDA symbol: YUBAB (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Banana Yucca
Family: Agavaceae
Family (APG): Asparagaceae
Native American Tribe: Southwest Indians
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Ceremonial Items
Notes: Plant suspended from a ring carried on the back of a god impersonator.

RECRD: 40567 id: 43957