Leaves and young shoots of Digera muricata are locally used as a vegetable, e.g. in Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya) and in India. In Kenya they are particularly popular . Digera muricata (L.) Mart. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Digera (family Amaranthaceae). The record derives. This name is a synonym of Digera muricata (L.) Mart.. The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on ) which reports it as a synonym.
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Digera muricata Digera muricata 98 x – 3k – jpg medias. Digera muricata Supplements to the staple food add Digera muricata Indigenous to Kenya; x – 40k – gif nzdl. Main economic pursuits and Digera muricata Filed as Digera muricata L. Digera muricata Isotype of Digera muricata L. Digera muricata Digera muricata. Leaves and young shoots of Digera muricata are locally used as a vegetable, e.
In Kenya they are particularly popular as a cooked vegetable amongst coastal tribes. In India the leaves are made into curries or the entire plant is boiled in water and seasoned with salt and chilli.
Sometimes Digera muricata is considered a famine food. The flowers are rich in nectar which is sometimes sucked by children in Kenya.
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The whole plant is also commonly grazed as a forage, particularly by sheep and goats. In Senegal Digera muricata is used internally against digestive system disorders and in India seeds and flowers are used to treat urinary disorders.
Annual herb up to 70 cm tall; stem simple or branched, subglabrous, ridged. Inflorescence a long-pedunculate up to 14 cm longaxillary, spike-like bracteate raceme up to 30 cm long, arvensos bract subtending a subsessile partial inflorescence with a central fertile flower and 2 sterile lateral flowers. Fertile flower with 2 firm, boat-shaped outer perianth segments 3—5 mm long and 2—3 inner, slightly shorter, hyaline segments; stamens usually 5, free or slightly connate at base; ovary superior, 1-celled, style filiform, up to 4 mm long, stigmas 2, divergent; lateral flowers consisting of accrescent antler-shaped scales.
Fruit a subglobose, hard, indehiscent nutlet c. Digera digsra only 1 species. Based on the venation of the outer tepals 2 subspecies of Digera muricata have been distinguished: Based on hairiness of leaves and on form of scales in sterile flowers, several varieties have been distinguished in subsp. Digera muricata is most common on disturbed and waste ground, but occurs in many kinds of habitat, from dry savanna and semi-desert to moist localities on deep clay and mud soils, from sea-level up to m altitude.
It also occurs as a weed in fields, sometimes being troublesome. Digera muricata is arvensie collected from the wild although in parts of Ethiopia Konso region and India it zrvensis also cultivated as a leaf vegetable and sold on local markets.
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Digera muricata will most probably remain a leaf vegetable of only local importance. Traditional food plants of Kenya. An overview of the cultivated species. Kanjero Digera arvensis and Drumstick leaves Moringa oleifera: Plants in human health and nutrition policy. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics Flora of Tropical East Africa. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilles ditera Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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