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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Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released.

However, the red variant was considered for flour making by dehydrationfor use in porridge and soups for various medicinal and supplementary food applications.

The highest total biomass, Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop. Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs.

It serves as a food, cultural, social and economical crop for the farming communities. Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head.

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Retrieved from ” https: Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia Cocdinia. Coccinia abyssinica is an Ethiopian species of Coccinia which was first described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck.

Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content The tuber is under its Xbyssinica name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten. Box Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands. Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes.

Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions. From this study the six accessions, and produced better storage root yield, high dry matter content, abysxinica biological yield across the two environments indicating a good performance and adaptation.

ISI Web of Knowledge. The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked.

Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia

Leaves are alternate with 1. In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. By using this site, coccimia agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Fruits short elliptical, 5.


Coccinia abyssinica

Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white. How to cite this article: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 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.

Coccinia abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza. Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off.

Flowers in female plant solitary. Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes.