Species name


Local name(s)
Hamle tete (Amargna)

General description

Edible part(s), preparation methods and palatability
Young leaves and stem are edible. The plant is growing when the rains start and the young leaves and stems can be harvested after around two weeks. Women are doing the collection of this wild food plant. The young leaves and stems are boiled in salty water for around one to two hours before consumption.

Grows in the mid- and highlands (1,500 - 2,400m).

Propagation method(s) 
Propagates by seeds

Sample location(s)
Dibla Seat Kebele, Ganta Afesum Woreda (Eastern Tigray)


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'Hamle tete' plant in Ganta Afesum, Eastern Tigray (Photo by Anna Barnett, Ethiopian Venture Project).