Species Name


Local Name(s)
Ohoda, Ukasha=Ohoda Shell (Konsogna), Bean ... (English)

General description

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Bean shell is collected, dried and consumed in food shortage periods. In Shagana village, Konso, people presented baskets and calabash full of 'Ukasha' bean shells that are cooked together with the beans itself or added to other food stuff.

Found in the low- and mid-lands in Konso.

Propagation Method(s) 
Propagates by seeds.

Sample location (s)
Shagana village, Konso


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Sun dried 'Ukasha' bean shells from a bean variety locally referred to as 'Ohoda' bean in Shagana village, Konso.