Kutatta (Konsogna); Kuze (Hamer Bena)
Is a thorny evergreen medium to big
preparation methods and palatability
Fruits are red in color when ripe
and need to be rubbed for getting the flesh of the seed softened prior
to consumption. The stones of the fruits are thrown after the flesh is
eaten up. Even in normal times children pick the fruit and enjoy it. Monkeys
are also competing for the fruits.
Among other areas, it is commonly
found in the dry agroclimatic zones of Konso, North Omo, shoa, Sidamo,
Hararghe and Gojam.
Propagates by seeds and root suckers.
The sap is traditionally used for
human eye treatment.