Scientific name

Family name

Local name(s)
Abna (Amargna)

General description
It is a small bush.

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Fruits are edible. The skin of the fruit has to be removed and the red flesh can be eaten. Everybody collects the fruits and they are eaten all the time that they are available between September and April. Everybody enjoys the fruit even in good times. High consumption gives an unpleasant dryness n the stomach. 

Grows in lowland areas, e.g. the Tekeze River lowlands.

Propagation method(s)
Propagates by seeds and wildlings.

Sample location(s)
Siska Kebele, Zequala Woreda (Wag Hamra)

The leaves of the tree are eaten by cows and goats.

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‘Abna’fruits (Photo by Anna Barnett, Ethiopian Venture Project)