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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The bark and leaves are used medicinally for various ailments, such as treating wounds and many more.

It grows naturally in various climates, from semi-arid areas to areas receiving rainfall in 4 years out of 5. Manual of Analysis of Fruit and Vegetables Products.

Retrieved from ” https: The comparative analysis demonstrated that wild fruits have high potential as sources of vital nutrients especially for children who are prone to malnutrition and who are the key fruit collectors. The calculated energy from total carbohydrates was The fruit is an ovoid, fleshy drupe, yellow to pale orange when ripe.

Therefore, land use is a factor to be considered in domestication of the species. Local farmers and transhumance pastoralists have accumulated Indigenous Knowledge IK about use and management of local plant resources and their various uses, conservation and management practices Asfaw, The roots have various medicinal uses.

The flowers are borne in small clusters in the leaf axils and greenish yellow in colour. The richness and diversity of wild foods, their contributions to local economies and their diverse modes brchemia preparation are emphasized. In spite of the food and other multipurpose uses of Berchemia discolorresearch concerning the use, management and nutrition content of the species is inadequately documented in Ethiopia and obscure in the semiarid east Shewa.


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, How to identify to trees in southern Africa, Struik, Cape Town.

The flask was heated on a heating mantle for 3 h to bercjemia the crude lipid. Analysis of condensed tannins using acidified vanillin.

Berchemia discolor

Red list of South African discolo. It is also found in Sudan and Ethiopia. Chemical composition of beach pea Lathyrus maritimus L. Average pooled summary of values of B. According to Raimondo et al. They also recommended the need for further research in this area. Semiarid people of east Shewa have developed various mechanisms of adaptation to climate change.

People of the world have depended on wild plants for their diets for hundreds of thousands of years and many people continue to rely on these species to meet at least part of their daily food and nutritional needs. Preference ranking of B. Minerals, phosphorus dizcolor vitamins analysis: The percentage residue weighed was expressed as total ash content.


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A compositional study of Moringa stenopetala leaves. Nutritional Value of Berchemia discolor: Wild food plants in Southern Ethiopia: Determination of energy value: Leaves provide fodder for camels and goats.

MedPharm, Scientific Publishers, Stuttgart. For each replicate sample from the study sites, all dried sub-samples were pooled berchemiw and each composite sample from the localities were analysed in duplicate per land use, giving a total of 4 replicates.

It contributes to ecosystems diversity and provides habitats for several fauna. Once the seed has germinated, transplant the seedlings into nursery bags filled with a well-drained mixture of river sand, idscolor and compost 2: Moreover, the high vitamin C indicates the potential that consumption of the fruits can enhance metallic nutrients absorption such as iron.

John Wiley and Sons Inc. Berchemia discolor was observed in the study area with flowers and fruits across eight months, May to December except between January to April. It is common in riverine forests, Acacia-Commiphora-Balanites woodland and wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and bushland, and the miombo woodlands of Tanzania.

Local coping and adaptation strategies to climate change and WEPs: