Scientific name 

Family name

Local Name(s)
Qaaqula (Konsogna)

General description

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
the leaves edible. They are boiled in water like other vegetables and mostly used to supplement Moringa oleifera leaves when they are scarce on-farm. Farmers stated in Konso that 'Qaaqula' leaves are also consumed in normal times.

initially planted by farmers and then it disperses and maintains itself in farmlands by its own. 

Propagation method(s)
vegetative by cuttings. Does not grow in bush.

Sample location(s)
Dokatu Kebele, Konso

it is a semi-domesticated plant in Konso Special Woreda.

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