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.
Kaissa Kebele, Bako-Gazer (South Omo)
Also used for livestock forage.
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