Sorghum-like grain (no plant
description available). Sowing in June - July. Harvest in September. The
plant is semi-domesticated.
preparation methods and palatability
Seeds are edible. The seeds have to
be threshed sifted and ground. The obtained flour can be used to bake flat
bread locally named 'kita'. 'Quancha' is considered as an inferior crop
because it does not taste good. Therefore it is only collected, cultivated
and consumed when other foodstuff is scarce, i.e. in food shortage periods.
Found in lowlands
of the Tekeze River water shed.
seeds and wildlings.
Kebele, Zequala Woreda (Wag Hamra)
Left over seed cover and stalks are
eaten by livestock.