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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Coccinia abyssinica is an Ethiopian species of Coccinia which was first described by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. The tuber is cpccinia its Oromo name anchote a well-known local crop, but also the leaves are eaten. Leaves are alternate with 1. If lobate, then the central lobe is dominating and has a sharp tip. Upper lamina glabrous with clear to whitish pustules, sometimes with white hairs. Lower lamina paler than upper lamina, with white hairs, that can appear wart-like when broken off.
Flowers of male plants solitary or in few-flowered racemes. Flowers in female plant solitary. Flowers in each sex usually solitary, sometimes in few-flowered racemes.
Receptacle pale green, glabrous. Stamens in male flowers 3, connected to a central column. Anthers zbyssinica male flowers sinuate, in a globose head. Fruits short elliptical, 5.
Widespread in the highlands of Ethiopia between and m. Along lake shores, in forest clearings and degraded forests, evergreen shrublands.
Flowering between June and October. Coccinia abyssinica tubers are an important staple crop in the Ethiopian highlands.
Coccinia abyssinica – Wikipedia
The tubers are rich in starch and are cooked. Also the young shoots and the leaves are cooked and eaten around Dembi Dolo, Oromia State. The relatively high content of calcium might be the reason for the local belief coccjnia eating C.
According to molecular analyses,  Coccinia abyssinica is closely related to Coccinia megarrhiza.
Both species look similar, but, among other character traits, they differ by the leaf shape. The leaves of C. Coccinia abyssinica is distributed in the more humid highlands, while C. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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