Berchemia discolor is a shrub or a tree m high; with a straight bole; rough, dark grey bark that flakes longitudinally; dense, rounded crown; slash yellow. Berchemia discolor. Authority, Hemsl. Family, Magnoliopsida:Rosidae: Rhamnales:Rhamnaceae. Synonyms. Common names. Editor. Ecocrop code, Widespread from Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea to South Africa in semi-arid bushland, wooded grassland as well as riverine vegetation, 0–1,

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Birdplum or brown ivory is browsed by game, such as elephant, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, impala and damara dik-dik. This is an indication that Ethiopia needs to work more on sustainable utilization and management of B. The fruit is an ovoid, fleshy drupe, yellow to pale orange when ripe.

Journal of Biological Sciences, Different human groups living in similar or slightly different environments especially near natural forests and dryland woodland and savannas use different basket of species from wild edible plants Turner et al. These two vitamins are also among the critical vitamins focused by current human nutrition security.

According to Raimondo et al. Crude fiber content was expressed as a percentage loss in weight on ignition.

Economic activities of the area are mostly livestock production but people in Boosat generally practice mixed agriculture consisting of livestock and crop production. Minerals, phosphorus and vitamins analysis: The fruit is edible, very sweet in taste and also used to make beer or pleasantly flavoured porridge.

In order to obviate the effects of different environmental factors and soil types in particular on nutrient contents, care was taken to obtain samples from replicate locations within and between districts following standard procedure Armstrong and Hilton, for ripe fruits ofB.

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Moreover, the high vitamin C indicates the potential that consumption of the fruits can enhance metallic nutrients absorption such as iron. After the extraction, the thimble was removed from the Soxhlet apparatus and the apparatus reassembled and heated over water bath for solvent recovery. This article does not cite any sources. Wild food plants contribute more than nutrients; for many people and ethnic groups, the use of wild foods is a source of cultural identity, reflecting a deep and important bercbemia of berchemi about the environment, survival and sustainable living known widely as traditional ecological knowledge Balemie and Kebebew, The climate of the area is hot with erratic, variable rainfall and unreliable for agricultural activities.


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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. The flowers are visited by bees. The sample calorific value was calculated in kcal by multiplying the percentages of carbohydrate, proteins and crude lipid of fruits by factors 4, 4 and 9, respectively as used by FAO, RangannaUSDAAsibey-Berko and Tayie and AOAC The fruits were ground into fine powder partly using pestle and mortar and F micro plant grinding machine to fine particles and sieved through a mesh sieve of 1 mm.

The richness and diversity of wild foods, their contributions to local economies and their diverse modes of preparation are emphasized. Indigenous people perception on plant uses and threats: Analysis of condensed tannins using acidified vanillin. They adapt partly to food shortage by using natural resources.

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Food Composition Table for use in Ethiopia. It flowers in summer, from October to January. Determination of moisture and ash content: Nutritive values of selected species.

It offers opportunities to enhance food and livelihood security and poses threats if unsustainably used and possible consequent loss of biodiversity.

The wood is excellent for making furniture. Average pooled summary of values of B.

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Once the seed has germinated, transplant the seedlings into nursery bags filled with a well-drained mixture of river sand, loam and compost 2: Reflection on the role of famine foods at a time of drought. Key informants indicated that there is tendency to conserve the species at farm boarders, live fences and enclosed pasture kalo areas. Phosphorus, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Manganese are relatively higher in a fruits collected from transhumance land use than settled farmers bercyemia use while iron is relatively higher from fruits collected from settled farmers land use.


Nutritive and anti-nutritive qualities of mostly preferred edible woody plants in selected drylands of Iringa district, Tanzania. The major socio-cultural value of a tree is in maintaining traditional lifestyles building and furnishing houses, traditional celebrationsproviding important secondary forest products and medicine and aesthetic practices Guinad and Lemessa, ; Teklehaymanot and Giday, By using our dsicolor, you agree to our use of cookies.

Contribution of WEPs to household food security and maintenance of biodiversity: Sow fresh seed in a flat seedling tray filled with a mixture of river sand and compost 5: A Kjeldahl digestion tablet berhemia 10 cm 3 of concentrated sulf uric acid were added and the sample was boiled until frothing diwcolor and the digested sample became clear.

The heartwood produces resin and dye.

Berchemia discolor

Its stem is pale green, covered with brown lenticels, especially when young. Some were acid, or high in tannins or even mildly toxic until very ripe. In the main rain season the vegetative growth is more prominent. It is common in riverine forests, Acacia-Commiphora-Balanites woodland and wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and bushland, and the miombo woodlands of Tanzania. Views Read Edit View history.

Fairly fast growing when young. Therefore, land discolpr is a factor to be considered in domestication of the species. The results of the current study of B.