Mutukutu

woman using leaves of the mutukutu tree as cake cases
Mutukutu leaves as cake cases

I took this picture while watching an elderly woman make a form of cake or bread using meal. See how she uses leaves of the mutukutu tree as cases in which to bake the cake mixture.

The mutukutu tree is an indigenous Zimbabwean tree, known in English as the monkey bread or camel-foot tree.

To read more on Zimbabwe’s indigenous trees, click here.