It is an erect
bush growing plant or small tree. Leaves are opposite, shiny and ovate
in shape with conspicuous veins running both sides from the midrib. The
branches are arranged alternatively on the main stems. Fruits are green
(unripe) round (see picture below).
preparation methods and palatability
The flesh and sap of the fruits are
consumed in normal years. Produces fruits once a year mostly in July and
August. The fruits contain four seeds and are red when ripened.
Grows in the
midlands and highlands of Konso.
Jarso Kebele, Konso
Used for firewood
and construction (Konso).
can be found in Mbuya et al., 1994: p. 496-499, Bein et al., 1996: p. 388/389
& Maundu et al., 1999: p. 228-232