Scientific name
Ximenia caffra (Sond.)

Family name

Local name(s)
Hinqiqata (Konsogna), Enkoy (Amhargna)

General description
X. caffra is a medium sized bushy tree with thorny white stems and branches. Fruits are yellow in colour when ripened (see picture below).

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
The fruits are edible. But the skin has to be taken off, then the flesh together with the kernel are eaten. The fruits are picked whenever ripe and mostly eaten by children. In food shortage periods adults will also consume the fruit.

Commonly grows in mid- and lowland areas.

Propagation method(s)
Propagates by seeds.

Sample location(s)
Jarso Kebele, Konso

Not used for forage.

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X. caffra with ripe fruits in bushland, Konso Special Woreda