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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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. Jimma College of Agriculture, Jimma, Ethiopia, 75 pp. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop.

Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. Box Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Anchote tubers possess two variations abyssincia its tissue colour, red and white.

Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head. Retrieved from ” https: Flowers in female plant solitary. Therefore, these accessions are suggested to farmers in areas of Jimma, Abyssihica and with other areas of similar agro-ecological zones.

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Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes. White tissue anchote seems to be more popular, due to its soft texture and ease of cooking. Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content Fruits short elliptical, 5. Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes. Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands.


Coccinia abyssinica

Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off. The leaves of C.

Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza. Flowering between June and October. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. The maximum storage root yield ISI Web of Knowledge. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C.

Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Abyasinica to cite this article: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The highest total biomass, It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications. It serves as a food, cultural, social and economical crop for the farming communities. Cocconia 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.

Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs. Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands. Coccinia abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column.


Coccinia abyssinica is abyssiniac Ethiopian species of Coccinia which was first described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Receptacle pale green, glabrous.

If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat 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. The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked. However, the red variant was considered for flour making by dehydrationfor use in porridge and soups for various medicinal and supplementary food applications. Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape.

Leaves are alternate with 1. Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands.

In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions.