Similarities with (Albizia schimperiana spp?)
Endrona (Agonia), Salwa mucha, Tawla mucha (Amargna)
Small gum tree (?).
Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Resin is edible. The resin is available in some years and not in others, i.e. unpredictable, unreliable wild food source. By the time of the visit to Arba Zekuar in Belessa woreda, North Gonder, there was plenty of resin available in February 2001. The resin is either bled by scratching the bark of the tree (see photo below), or is just picked off the bark and eaten on the spot. People commented that it frequently produces diarrhoea. Mostly children and shepherds collect and eat the resin of this tree species while they are out with their animals for grazing.
Found in lowlands of the Tekeze River water shed.
Propagates by seeds and wildlings.
(1) Siska Kebele, Zequala Woreda (Wag Hamra), (2) Arba Zekuar, Belessa Woreda (North Gonder)
Leaves are eaten by domestic animals and the gum can also be eaten by goats.
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