Grewia velutina (Forssk.) Vahl
Dhayita (Konsogna), Sefa/Somaya (Amhargna),
It is a slow growing deciduous shrub
tree with hard and strong stem. Produces branches from the base of the
main trunk. It reaches up to 2-10 m in height. Leaves are oval to oblong
and pointed. The edge of the leaves is finely toothed, shiny green above
but pale grey-white below, floppy in heat.
preparation methods and palatability
Fruits are sweet but sharp on the
tongue. They are consumed any time?
Commonly found in grasslands, along
riverbanks in lowland and midland areas.
Propagates by seeds.
Jarso Kebele, Konso
Young branches are bendable, hence
suitable for making bows and beehives. Strand from the bark is used for
beehive and construction purposes. Flowers are good sources of nectars
for honey bees forage. Als used for walking sticks, poles, tool handles,
fodder and for medicine.