It is a bushy
and thorny tree of around 5m heights, growing in forests and bushland.
Flowers are white in color and confuse with fungus disease on the sample
preparation methods and palatability
Fruits are edible. In normal times
neither children nor adults collect and eat the fruits. During food shortage
periods, ripe fruits are collected and boiled, then the skin of the fruit
is removed and the flesh eaten. Furthermore, the skin of the kernel can
also be removed; the remaining inner part is washed with ash, cooked and
mixed with salt for consumption. Still after all these processes the food
tastes sour and unpleasant.
is common in dry and moist lowlands in the Rift Valley, Gamo-Gofa, Konso
and Darashe and Burji Special Woredas, Sidamo, Shewa, Gojam and in the
Hararghe midlands (700 - 1,800m).
seeds, seedlings, direct sowing and root suckers.