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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The multiple uses of B. 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 richness and diversity of discllor foods, their contributions to local economies and their diverse modes of preparation are emphasized. Moreover, the high vitamin C indicates the potential that consumption of the fruits can enhance metallic nutrients absorption such as iron.


Contributions to food and healthcare security of the semiarid people. Organic Carbon OC in the fruit was calculated using formula: The fruit and seed are edible. Therefore, land use is a factor to be considered in domestication of the species. Leaves provide fodder for camels and goats.

Berchemia discolor

What code is in the image? This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat Drylands have a multitude of livelihood problems where food insecurity is one of the serious impediments. The fruits are eaten by baboons, vervet monkeys and birds, especially louries, pigeons, starlings, disfolor and hornbills.

It is planted as an ornamental and is an effective shade tree and can also be used as a windbreak. Field guide to trees of southern Africa.

Berchemia discolor (Bekele-Tesemma, ) – PlantUse English

Transhumance land uses, Cu: It is frost sensitive, therefore suitable for the frost free areas. The prevalence of use and value of wild edible herbs in South Africa. A review of evidence from South Africa. Economic activities of the area are bwrchemia livestock production but people in Boosat generally practice mixed agriculture consisting of livestock and crop production.

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Determination of crude lipid and crude fibre content: Analysis of condensed tannins using acidified vanillin. Developed countries have already promoted their WEPs Gillman, Proceedings of the Regional Workshop on Dryland Ecosystems: Averaged pooled summary of values for B.


Trees of southern Africa. Retrieved from ” https: By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. It grows naturally in various climates, from semi-arid areas to areas receiving rainfall in 4 years bercchemia of 5.

How to cite this article: The sample calorific value was calculated in kilocalories kcal multiplying by physiological energy factor composition 4, 4 and 9 of percentage proteins, fats and carbohydrates were used, respectively FAO,; USDA, ; Asibey-Berko and Tayie, Wild plant species, even for agrarian peoples or pastoralists who mainly used animal products, would have assumed a special importance during times of crop failure and famine Turner, Crude fiber content was expressed as a disclor loss in weight on ignition.