and Hamer-Bena), Ambeleta (Wolayetgna)
a medium to big self-planted tree of up to 20m heights. Growing in bush
and rocky areas. Leaves are small; seeds are born in chained pods. Produces
abundant leaves in the dry season. The stem is white in color.
preparation methods and palatability
Young leaves and tender parts of the
plant are eaten boiled like cabbage or the leaves of Moringa oleifera.
Leaves and tender parts are usually mixed and eaten with haricot beans
or maize. Farmers prepare the leaves like a sort of sauce that is added
to other foodstuff. The leaves taste relatively bitter. Children and men
harvest leaves predominantly, as the task requires tree climbing. Farmers
do not plant it purposely but give care when they find a wildling in their
farm or nearby. People consume the leaves only in food shortage periods
due to their unpleasant bitter taste.
in the lowlands (0 - 1,000m).
seeds and wildlings
Kayissa Kebele, Bako-Gazer (South Omo); (2) Alduba, Hamer-Bena (South Omo);
(3) Faricho Kebele, Humbo (North Omo)
It is a good forage tree.
‘Kadhii’ tree detail with leaves
and seeds Alduba, Hamer-Bena (South Omo)
tree in a home compound in Alduba, Hamer-Bena (South Omo)
seed pod on tree