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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Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column. The experimental design was a randomized complete block design with three replications.

Jimma College of Agriculture, Abyssiinica, Ethiopia, 75 pp. Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes. Among the major root and tuber crops, anchote is a potential crop produced in West Wollega zone of Ethiopia.

Anchote tubers possess two variations in its tissue colour, red and white.

Coccinia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants

It is popular in the western Oromia Region of the country. However, apart from the marginally higher protein content compared to zbyssinica tropical root and tuber crops, anchote seems to remain a primary source of carbohydrates.


Further research on vitamin content especially vitamin A in the red variant would be useful to understand the full nutrition potential of the crop.

Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands. Retrieved from ” https: In this study, a small market survey and a nutritional comparison of red and white anchote were conducted.

Xbyssinica 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 In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

White tissue anchote seems to be more popular, due to its soft texture and ease of cooking.

Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. According to molecular analyses, [2] Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza. The tuber is under its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten.

Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked.


Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia

The highest total biomass, How to cite this article: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Anthers in male flowers sinuate, in a globose head. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. However, the red cocxinia 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.

Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes.

Fruits short elliptical, 5. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief that eating C.

Coccinia abyssinica

Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off. Receptacle pale green, glabrous. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs.