Ethnobotany of Wild and Semi-wild Edible Plants of Konso Ethnic Community, South Ethiopia

dc.contributor.author Addis, Getachew en_US
dc.contributor.author Asfaw, Zemede en_US
dc.contributor.author Woldu, Zerihun en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-09T02:00:14Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-09T02:00:14Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the knowledge on wild/semi-wild edible plant species (WEPS) of Konso ethnic community of southern Ethiopia. Ethnobotanical information was collected through focus group discussions, observations, interviews, and preference ranking. A total of 154 edible parts were recorded from 127 plant species with fruit (71), leaves (35) and tubers/roots (18) accounted for the major edible parts. Fruit of Opuntia ficus-indica L., and leaves and young shoots of Leptadenia hastata Vatke were most sought after. Excessive harvesting and acquisition of land for crop cultivation is currently threatening Canthium pseudosetiflorum Bridson, Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart., Ficus sycomorus L. and O. ficus-indica, among others. Wise use of these plant species would ensure their sustainable availability and local food sovereignty. en_US
dc.format.extent 22 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Addis, G., Asfaw, Z., Woldu, Z. 2013. Ethnobotany of Wild and Semi-wild Edible Plants of Konso Ethnic Community, South Ethiopia. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 11: 121-142. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/33975
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.title Ethnobotany of Wild and Semi-wild Edible Plants of Konso Ethnic Community, South Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
local.identifier.alturi http://lib-ojs3.lib.sfu.ca:8114/index.php/era/article/view/824 en_US
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