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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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Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands.

Jimma College of Agriculture, Jimma, Ethiopia, 75 pp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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 tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C.

Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia

Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, clccinia differ by the leaf shape. Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes. Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a potential crop produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia. ISI Web of Knowledge. Flowers in female plant solitary. It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. The leaves coccinua C. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column.


Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head.

Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked. White tissue anchote seems to be more popular, due to its soft texture and ease of cooking.

Therefore, these accessions are suggested to farmers in areas of Jimma, Ebantu and with other areas of similar agro-ecological zones.

It serves as a food, cultural, social and economical crop for the farming communities. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. How to cite this article: Retrieved from ” https: Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white.

Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off. Coccinia abyssinica is an Ethiopian species of Coccinia which was first described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. The tuber is under its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten. Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications.


Coccinia abyssinica

Flowering between June and October. Leaves are alternate with 1. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the abyswinica nutrition potential of the crop. However, the red variant was considered for flour making by dehydrationfor use in porridge and soups for various medicinal and supplementary food applications.


In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. Abyzsinica to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza.

Coccinia abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: From this study the six accessions, and produced better storage root yield, high dry matter content, high biological yield abyssijica the two environments indicating a good performance and adaptation.

Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands.

If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m.

Receptacle pale green, glabrous. Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions. The maximum storage root yield From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.