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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Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. Leaves are alternate with 1. The maximum storage root yield Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes.
Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia
Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. 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. Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands. Flowering between Zbyssinica and October.
Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head. Ten promising anchote accessions were tested at Jimma and Ebantu from June until October to determine agronomic performance of the accessions. Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. Retrieved from ” https: Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Coccinla experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications. Due to the lower attention given to the research and development of anchote, there is no variety so far developed and released.
The highest total biomass, White tissue anchote seems to be more popular, due to its soft texture and ease of cooking. This page was last cocfinia on 23 Juneat Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes.
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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. Red anchote tubers contained significantly higher protein content The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked.
Coccinia abyssinica is an Ethiopian species of Ahyssinica which was first described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column.
Fruits short elliptical, 5. However, the red variant was considered for flour coccnia by dehydrationfor use in porridge and soups for various medicinal and supplementary food applications.
According to molecular analyses,  Abyssiniica abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza. 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. Lower lamina paler than cccinia lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off.
Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C.
In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted. It serves as a food, cultural, social cocclnia economical crop for the farming communities. Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop.
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Anchote Coccinia abyssinica is an indigenous tuber crop of the Ethiopian Highlands. Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a potential coccinnia produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia.