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Table 1 List of wild edible plants reported by Kara and Kwego people

From: Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Family Species Local Name Habit Plant part used Preparation Voucher Number
Annonaceae Uvaria leptocladon Oliv. Chochum (KW) Zebko (KA) Tree Fruit (whole) Ripe and row MUG-25
Apocynaceae Saba comorensis (Boj.) Pichon Goriza (KA) Geri (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Row (juice) or boiled DUS-11
Araceae Borassus aethiopum Mart. Gullo Tree Fruit (exocarp) Ripe and raw DUS-4
Asclepiadaceae Leptadenia hastala (Pers.) Decne. Surmudo Shrub Leaves/young shoot Vegetable, boiled KOR-40
Balanitaceae Balanites rotundifolia (Van Tiegh.) Blatter Moroko Tree Fruit (whole) Ripe and raw, famine food MUG-40
Boraginaceae Cordia sinensis Lam. Midir/Togoz (KA) Chuwacho (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Raw, famine food MUR-35
  Heliotropium steudneri Vatke Gabo Tree Fruit (excluding peel) Raw DUS-60
Capparidaceae Cadaba forinosa Forssk. Diri (KA) Meti (KW) Shrub Leaf Vegetable, boiled MUR-44
  Cleome gynandra L. Iresa Shrub Leaf Vegetable, boiled LEB-20
  Maerua oblongifolia (Forssk.) A. Rich. Lecho Shrub Leaf Vegetable, boiled DUS-2
  Maerua subcordata (Gilg.) De Wolf Kulup Tree Fruit (excluding peel) Ripe and raw DUS-8
Celasteraceae Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell Lele (KW) Tree Leaf Vegetable, boiled DUS-24
Convolvulaceae Convolvulus glomeratus Choisy Bolok (KW) Herb Leaf Vegetable, boiled MUG-20
  Ipomoea plebeia R. Br. Boloko (KA) Shrub Leaf Vegetable, boiled LEB-22
Cucurbitaceae Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt Buta (KA) Climber Fruit (whole) Vegetable, boiled LEB-17
  Kedrostis foetidissma (Jacq.) Cogn. Shunto Climber Leaf Vegetable, boiled LEB-06
Ebenaceae Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst.ex A. DC. Kerenso (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Vegetable, boiled MUR-36
Euphorbiaceae Flueggea virosa (Willd.) Voigt. Tanta (KA) Tree Fruit (whole) Vegetable, famine food LEB-19
Fabaceae Fabaceae sp. Torowo (KA) Quamu (KW) Herb Leaf or young shoot Vegetable boiled KOR-4
  Tamarindus indica L. Roka (KA) Raku (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Raw (juice) or boiled famine food DUS-33
Moraceae Ficus sycomorus L. Shafo (KA) Wupur (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Raw DUS-10
Moringaceae Moringa stenopetala (Bak. f.) Cuf. Haleko (KA) Kalenko (KW) Tree Leaf Vegetable, boiled DUS-09
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea lotus L. Kutako Herb Root Boiled (famine food) LEB-29
  Nymphaea nouchawi L. Bodo Herb Root (peeled) Boiled (famine food) LEB-30
  . Bodo Herb Seed (flower) Flour to make bread LEB-30
Olacaceae Ximenia americana L. Mekela (KA) Niraw (KW) Shrub Fruit (pulp) Ripe, succulent MUR-54
Salvadoraceae Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir. Shala (KA) Shelada (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Ripe, boiled (famine food) DUS-64
  Salvadora persica L. Mero Shrub Fruit (whole) Raw juice (famine food) MUR-46
Sapindaceae Lecaniodiscus fraxinifolius Bak. Choro (KA) Eyoli (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Boiled (porridge), sweetening MUR-50
  Allophylus macrobotrys Gilg. Belcho (KW) Shrub Fruit (whole) Ripe and raw (famine food) MUG-16
Solanaceae Solanum nigrum L. Tsepo Shrub Leaf Vegetable, boiled, famine vegetable LEB-2
  Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult. Doreda Tree Leaf Vegetable, boiled famine vegetable MUR-59
Tiliaceae Corchorus olitorius L. Sisilko (KW) Herb Leaf Vegetable, boiled LEB-63
  Grewia bicolor Juss. Bereza Tree Fruit (whole) Raw MUR-31
  Grewia kakothamnos K. Schum. Demak Shrub Fruit (whole) Raw, juice, fried, famine food MUR-29
  Grewia villosa Willd. Rug Rug (KA) Gergicha (KW) Shrub Fruit (whole) Raw, juice or sweetening DUS-28
Ulmaceae Celtis africana Burm. f. Danga (KA) Hay/Dana (KW) Tree Fruit (pulp) Raw, succulent part LEB-10
  Celtis toka (Forssk.) Hepper & Wood. Zuguay (KA) Lompo (KW) Tree Fruit (whole) Raw LEB-15
Vitaceae Cyphostemma adenocaule (A. Rich.) Wild & Drummond Okoto (KA) Dumpesha (KW) Herb Root (peeled) Boiled MUG-9