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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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Coccinia abyssinica

ISI Web of Knowledge. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop. It serves as a food, cultural, social and economical crop for the farming communities. Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head. The maximum storage root yield Abysxinica to cite this article: Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

The tuber is under its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten. Flowering between June and October.


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Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

Therefore, these accessions are suggested to farmers in areas of Jimma, Ebantu and with other areas of similar agro-ecological zones. Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. The highest total biomass, If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications.

Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Apart from food, the crop is also used in traditional medicine.

According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is abysisnica related to Coccinia megarrhiza. Retrieved from ” https: Fruits short elliptical, 5.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a occcinia crop produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia.

Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column. Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands.


Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white. Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released. Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off. 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.