Scientific name
Uvaria angolensis (Oliv.) 

Family name

Local name(s)
Boyinya (Wolayetgna)

General description
'Boyinya' is a small tree.

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
The fruits are edible. The fruits are normally eaten by children, and by adults only during food shortage periods. To eat the fruit the shell has to be removed to eat the inner fleshy part together with the kernel. The fruits are yellow when ripe.

Grows in lowland bushland.

Propagation method(s)
Propagates by seedlings and wildlings.

Sample location(s)
Koindo-Koyisha Woreda (North Omo).


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Boyinya’ tree species in Koindo-Koyisha bushland, North Omo.