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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Mineral elements and phosphorus were determined in dry matter basis.

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The utilization of organic wastes in N. The percentage loss in weight was expressed as percentage moisture content. Berchemia is a genus of plants in the family Rhamnaceaenamed after Dutch botanist Berthout van Berchem.

Human caused fire, WF: The fruits appear from January to July. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Although, there is no single plant that can provide all adequate level of nutrients required by human being, yet the wild food plants contain many essential nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, ash, crude fibre and moisture content Emmanuel et al. This article does not cite any sources. It is common in riverine forests, Acacia-Commiphora-Balanites woodland and wooded grassland, Acacia woodland and bushland, and the miombo woodlands of Tanzania.

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 disfolor,RangannaUSDAAsibey-Berko and Tayie and AOAC This Rhamnaceae article is a stub. In Ethiopia it grows in dry open woodland or along river bercgemia at lower altitudes in Dry and Moist Kolla agroclimatic zones, commonly in Welo, Shoa, Gamo Gofa, Bale and Harerge, —1, m.


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It occurs naturally in low-altitude bushveld, usually on river banks. The wood is excellent for making furniture. The sample calorific value was calculated in kilocalories kcal multiplying by physiological energy factor composition 4, 4 and 9 of berchemmia proteins, fats and carbohydrates were used, respectively FAO,; USDA, ; Asibey-Berko and Tayie, A beverage similar to tea is made from the leaves.

Hence, there is a need to reverse the underutilization of the species by informing policy using research finding on the use, management and nutrient content of the species Fentahun and Hager, Widespread from Yemen, Somalia and Eritrea to South Africa in semi-arid bushland, wooded grassland as well as riverine vegetation, 0—1, m.

Proteins and carbohydrates B. Birdplum or brown ivory is browsed by game, berhemia as elephant, giraffe, kudu, bushbuck, impala and damara dik-dik. The bark is dark grey and roughly fissured. viscolor

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Minerals, phosphorus berche,ia vitamins analysis: Mothogoane National Herbarium, Pretoria February Cookies help us deliver our services.


Wild foods provide diversity of nutrients in the diet of many households, especially in semi-arid and humid tropics Feyssa et al. Substituting expensive food with less expensive food, migration in search of pasture and water and self employment seeking are common strategies emerging by the transhumance.

The future of wild food plants in Southern Ethiopia: Contribution of WEPs to household food security and maintenance of biodiversity: This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat Data on density and frequency was collected from 6 transects laid in the study area following Cook and Stubbendieck and Mueller-Dombois and Ellenberg The results of the current study of B.

Determination of moisture and ash content: The bark and leaves are used medicinally for various ailments, such as treating wounds and many more.

Berchemia discolor

Interaction effect of B. It is frost sensitive, therefore suitable for the frost free areas. Total carbohydrates, crude proteincrude lipid, moisture and total ash contents of the fruit pulps ranged from 4.

Ten major uses of B. Thus, land use had significant effect on the nutritional content of B. The pattern of the use of wild food plants is strongly affected by culture.