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Table 3 Identified edible ITPs

From: Indigenous and traditional plants: South African parents’ knowledge, perceptions and uses and their children’s sensory acceptance

Local name in Setswana Botanical name Part consumed FG 1 FG 2 FG 3 FG 4
Amadumbe (IsiZulu) Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott and Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott Leaves, stem - Y - -
Bobete Urtica urens L. Leaves Y - - -
Chencha-keledi Unknown Fruit - Y - -
Kgobe-di-metsing Portulaca oleracea L. Leaves - - - Y
Leleme-la-kgomo Looks like Ricinodendron rautanenii Schinz Fruit, seeds Y* Y* - -
Lekatane Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai Fruit, leaves - - Y -
Lekgomane Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. Leaves Y Y - -
Lerotho Cleome gynandra L. Leaves Y Y - -
Leshabe Sonchus asper Vill. and S. oleraceus L. Leaves Y - - -
Motangtang/Mistrikadika (fruit) Momordica balsamina L. Fruit - Y - -
Mmilo Vangueria infausta Burch. Fruit - Y - Y
Mmoko Unknown Fruit - Y - -
Moetsa-wa-pere Unknown Roots Y* - Y -
Mokofi Unknown Seeds - - - Y
Morwetla Grewia flava D.C. Fruit - Y Y Y
Monokotshwai Unknown Fruit - - - Y
Motswetswejane Unknown Fruit - - Y -
Qhela Unknown Leaves - - - Y
Rapa/rape Brassica rapa L. Leaves, stem - - Y -
Rotsane Unknown Fruit - Y - -
Sebitsa Unknown Leaves - - Y -
Sehuwe Unknown Leaves Y - Y Y *
Sekgalo Unknown Leaves Y* Y Y Y
Solele Portulaca oleracea L. Leaves - - - Y
Senkgane/Sekgapapane/ Imbikilicane Chenopodium album L. Leaves Y* Y* Y* Y*
Spaile Brassica carinata A. Braun Leaves Y Y* - Y*
Sepatlapatla Physalis peruviana L. Leaves, stem Y - Y -
Sthwanya Unknown Leaves - - Y Y
Storfyn Unknown Leaves - Y - -
Thepe Amaranthus spp: A. blitum L., A. graecizans L., A. cruentus L., A. tricolor L. Leaves, stem Y* Y* Y* Y *
  1. The local names are given in Setswana, unless differently indicated. FG: Focus Group. (Y): the majority (75% or more) of participants within a particular focus group knew about the particular ITP mentioned and was familiar with its use. (*): the IPT was commonly/mostly used by the participants. (−): the ITP was not used and/or known.