Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00031710
Taxon: Cyperus esculentus L.
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Lenora Curtin   11   
Date: 1942-04-28
Locality: USA, Arizona, Maricopa, Scottsdale.
33.50917  -111.89833 +-30596m.
Elevation: 335-457 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 1100-1500ft
Occurrence Remarks: Pima name vashai (grass) soof (scented), which was also their early name for Scottsdale because the plant was so abundant there. For coughs or any kinds of colds with fresh or dry nods (not pods) were chewed until the taste disappeared when they were spat out. "They pucker like green persimmons and are astringent." (Walter Rhodes, informant, Gila Crossing, 5 November 1941).
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Record Id: 4bbbe040-1490-4b1f-992b-85d540e13e2c
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4bbbe040-1490-4b1f-992b-85d540e13e2c
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