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 tuber is under its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten.

Coccinia abyssinica

Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to abyssiniac the full nutrition potential of the crop. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. Coccinia abyssinica Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head.

Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. Therefore, these accessions are suggested to farmers in areas of Jimma, Ebantu and with other areas of similar agro-ecological zones. The highest total biomass, Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content The maximum storage root yield By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Abssinica in male flowers 3, connected to a central column.


According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza.

Flowers in female plant solitary. How to cite this article: Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety anyssinica 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.

Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. Box Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Leaves are alternate with 1. Anchote tubers possess two variations coccniia its tissue colour, red and white.

Flowering between June and October.

Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, Fruits short elliptical, 5. It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. 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.

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Receptacle pale green, glabrous. The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs.

Jimma College of Agriculture, Jimma, Ethiopia, 75 pp.

From this study the six accessions, and produced better cccinia root yield, high dry matter content, high biological yield across the two environments indicating a good performance and adaptation. Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. Apart from food, the crop is also used in traditional medicine. Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands.

Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape.