It is a climbing/creeping plant
with white and green longitudinal strips on the stalk. It has got milky
saps. The plant usually looses its leaves in the dry season. It can stay
green without leaves, as the stem is doing the photosynthesis. However,
once the rains come, the leaves will flourish quickly. The inner part of
the stem is hollow and spongy in nature.
preparation methods and palatability
leaves and the tender parts of the
branches are chopped, boiled, salted and mixed with other cereals, particularly
in low altitude bushland.
Kebele, Bako-Gazer (South Omo)
interlaced with other bushy plant species during the dry season, i.e. without
leaves, Kaissa Kebele, Bako-Gazer (South Omo)