Parryella

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Parryella
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Paryella filifolia (Illustration A)
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Parryella

Torr. & A. Gray
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P. filifolia
Binomial name
Parryella filifolia
Torr. & A. Gray

Parryella filifolia, the common dunebroom,[2] is a species of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. It belongs to the subfamily Faboideae. It is the only member of the genus Parryella.[3][4][5] Its ashes were sometimes used by members of the Hopi Tribe in the maize nixtamalization process  and helped to retain the blue color of cornmeal used to make piki bread. The beans were also used as a remedy for toothaches.[6]

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  1. ^ Cardoso D, Pennington RT, de Queiroz LP, Boatwright JS, Van Wyk BE, Wojciechowski MF, Lavin M (2013). "Reconstructing the deep-branching relationships of the papilionoid legumes". S Afr J Bot. 89: 58–75. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2013.05.001.
  2. ^ "Parryella filifolia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 September 2015.
  3. ^ "ILDIS LegumeWeb entry for Parryella". International Legume Database & Information Service. Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. ^ USDA; ARS; National Genetic Resources Program. "GRIN species records of Parryella". Germplasm Resources Information Network—(GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  5. ^ "The Plant List entry for Parryella". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Missouri Botanical Garden. 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  6. ^ Whiting, Alfred (1939). Ethnobotany of the Hopi. Flagstaff: Museum of Northern Arizona. pp. 15, 80.

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