Cactaceae Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose


Seri - Fiber, Caulking Material

Use documented by:
Dawson, E. Yale, 1944, Some Ethnobotanical Notes on the Seri Indians, Desert Plant Life 9:133-138, page 136

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Scientific name: Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
USDA symbol: CAGI7 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Saguaro
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Seri
Use category: Fiber
Use sub-category: Caulking Material
Notes: Dried plant skeletons and sea lion oil used as a caulking compound.

RECRD: 4974 id: 8221