Anchote is the Afan Oromo name for Coccinia abyssinica, which is a drought resistant tuber crop indigenous to Ethiopia, originating particularly in. PDF | On Jan 17, , Folla Bekele and others published Micropropagatoin of Coccinia abyssinica (Anchote). PDF | On Sep 25, , Girma Abera and others published Nutrient concentration of Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica) plant parts at different.

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The highest total biomass, ISI Web of Knowledge. Receptacle pale green, glabrous. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications.

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Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Leaves are alternate with 1. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes. Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column. It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. White tissue anchote seems to be more popular, due to its soft texture and ease of cooking.

The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked. Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. However, apart from the marginally higher protein content compared to other tropical root and tuber crops, anchote seems to remain a primary source of carbohydrates. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs.


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It serves as a food, cultural, social and economical crop for the farming communities. Coccinia abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. From this study the six accessions, and produced better storage root yield, high dry matter content, high biological yield across the two environments indicating a good performance and adaptation.

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Coccinia abyssinica

Coccinia abyssinica tubers abyssiica an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released.

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The maximum storage root yield This page was last edited on 23 Juneat In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A abhssinica the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop. Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a potential crop produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia.

Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes. According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is cocinia related to Coccinia megarrhiza.


Box Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head.

Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

Therefore, these accessions are suggested to farmers in areas abyssunica Jimma, Ebantu and with other areas of similar agro-ecological zones. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m.

Flowering between June and October. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C.

Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off. The tuber is under its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten.

Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. Flowers in female plant solitary. Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white. How to cite this article: Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.