This tree, which the natives call ensete
, is wonderfully useful; its leaves, which are so large as to cover a man, make hangings for rooms, and serve the inhabitants instead of linen for their tables and carpets.
Moreover, the finding of a study by Nurfeta et al  indicated that enset (Ensete
ventricosum) leaf, which is the same family with banana, when fed alone had low intake and digestibility.
Okra Abelmoschus esculentus Tomato * Lycopersicon lycopersicum Oil seeds Castor seed Ricinus communis Sesame Sesamum indicum Soybean * Glycine max Sunflower Helianthus annuus Roots & tubers Cassava * Manihot esculentum Enset Ensete
ventricosum Potato * Solanum tuberosum Sweet potato * Ipomoea batatas Taro Colocasia esculenta Yam Dioscorea spp.
ventricosum 'Maurellii', the Abyssinian banana, has pleasing purple-tinged leaves.
(2004) Efficient micropropagation of Ensete
ventricosum applying meristem wounding: a three-step protocol.
In addition to the cereal-based land-use system, agroforestry practices such as Ensete
ventricosum (Kocho) were also used commonly by the local people.
musacearum (Xcm) was first reported in Ethiopia on Ensete
, a related crop to banana in 1964 .
Injor (SH) S Moringaceae Moringa stenopetala Sheferwu (SH) S Lam Musaceae Ensete
Ventricosum Echecha (SH) T (Wild) Eugenia uniflora L.
The Ethiopian diet is mainly composed of staple foods from cereals (teff, maize, and sorghum), tubers and root crops (ensete
, potatoes, and sweet potatoes), pulses and oil seeds.
wa[??]ma ~ ?o[??]ma 'river' wa[??]si 'meat' wada ~ ?oda 'insult' wafal 'hare' wa[p.sup.h]a ~ ?o[p.sup.h]a 'cave' wa[??]a 'ensete
' waja ~ ?oja 'ear' wa[??]a 'chicken' I see two probable explanations for this unpredictable and asymetrical variation.