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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How to cite this article: Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important abtssinica crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Receptacle pale green, glabrous. It serves as a food, cooccinia, 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. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs. Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column. The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications.


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Coccinia abyssinica

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: Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. Retrieved from ” https: Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a potential crop produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia. Leaves are alternate with 1.

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

Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions. Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands.

It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. The maximum storage root yield Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands. Due to the cocciina attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released. Abyssinicaa to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza.

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ISI Web of Knowledge. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head.

Flowers in female plant solitary. Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would coccinia useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop.

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In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. This page was last edited on 23 Juneat The highest total biomass, Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. Flowering between June and October.

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