Ximenia caffra (Sond.)
Hinqiqata (Konsogna), Enkoy (Amhargna)
X. caffra is a medium sized bushy
tree with thorny white stems and branches. Fruits are yellow in colour
when ripened (see picture below).
preparation methods and palatability
The fruits are edible. But the skin
has to be taken off, then the flesh together with the kernel are eaten.
The fruits are picked whenever ripe and mostly eaten by children. In food
shortage periods adults will also consume the fruit.
Commonly grows in mid- and lowland
Propagates by seeds.
Jarso Kebele, Konso
Not used for forage.