Species name
Corchorus sp.


Local name(s)
Bakssiwii (Ari)

General description
The plant is an erect, small bush with thorny stem. 

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Young leaves and tender parts are consumed boiled. The plant is a typical famine food because people rely on it at the very beginning of the rains, before anything else on-farm such as cabbage or other vegetables are ready for consumption. 

The plant grows on farm fields and in bush land, mainly in low altitude areas.

Propagation method(s) 
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Sample location(s)
Kaissa Kebele, Bako-Gazer (South Omo)

Also used for livestock forage.


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Bakssiwii, kaissa kebele, bako-gazer (south omo)