English forest anchomanes (Morton). SENEGAL: DIOLA éken (JB; K&A) = sucker (DF, The Gambia) SIERRA LEONE: KISSI n-dσndσ (FCD) MENDE kipσnσ (def. Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Tuberous herb to 2m tall. Foliage: Solitary leaf to 2m tall and a spread up to 1m wide; leaf with 3 main branches, leaflets to. Common name, -. Synonym, Amorphophallus difformis. Other names, › Anchomanes difformis (Blume) Engl. Rank, SPECIES. Lineage, › cellular organisms.

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If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Care should be taken when using the crude extract of A. Despite of the toxic effects of Araceae, species of several genera are also cultivated as food plants, mainly as subsistence crops in the tropical areas. Revista Iberoamericana de micologia. Anchomanes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. Other physical signs such as difdormis and hair loss were probably due to the effect of the extract on the treated animals as well.

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The major edible Araceae are Colocasia esculenta and several species of Xanthosomagrown primarily for their corms and sometimes for their leaves. This may have been accounted for the relative weight gain by group D animals while group B and C rats experienced weight loss. I will bring it into the light when the shoots emerge from the surface.

Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of the Davesgarden. The dried crude extract was mixed with feed mash in different proportions depending on the group. Crown Agents for the Colonies; Found some interesting looking seeds clustered typically like an aroid so I collected some and put them in pots.


The kidney is easily susceptible to damage in view of the delicate functions it performs in maintaining homeostasis. By the end of winter the leaves were beginning to split in a strange way, actually looking more like someone had taken to them with scissors. A proposed reason for this variation in the amount of feed consumption by the experimental animals is that A. West Africa lilies and orchids. Anchomanes Anchomanes giganteus Scientific classification Kingdom: Year ISBN Description An excellent treatment of the family Araceae, giving lots of information about the plants, how to grow them, their uses etc.

On Mar 13,aroidgrower from Oakford, Pa. Food Plants of Tropical West Africa. While in an unconscious state, blood samples were taken directly from the heart.

Anchomanes difformis Engl.

The fact that some of the available antibiotics also produce side effects and have limited efficacy Corazo et al. A text book of Economy Botany. The degree of reduction was related to the amount of crude extract of Anchomanes difformis received. Variations in the initial and final weights in different groups of experimental animals. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

It was observed that the group D animals ate almost as much of the admixture as group A dirformis ate the normal feed mash. This Araceae -related article is a stub. Kidney diseases in the developing world and ethnic minorities.

In cellular distortion, the rate of progression of cyto-architectural distortion may depend on the severity of the environmental assaults. This might have affected the appetite of the animals and caused them to consume less of the feed.

Les Plantes Utiles du Gabon. There was no significant difference in groups C and D when compare with control group A. Not for the casual reader. The results of this experiment suggest that the distortion of the cyto-architecture of the kidney by the crude extract of A. It is unique in that it is among the very few Aroid’s that has spines on the stems, Pycnospatha being another. Group C rats were given g of feed mash and g of crude extract. Histological examination of the renal tissues also showed considerable lesions such as inflammation, focal cortical and interstitial hemorrhage, and fibrosis in the treated rats compared with the control.


Also, the stalks are spiny and the tuberous rhizomes have eyes. They tend to gain height very fast and it will be at least 3 feet tall in about 5 – 6 weeks when I take it outdoors. Further phytochemical studies by Tchiakpe et al. Open in a separate window. Pallidus, commonly known as forest anchomanes is a plant of the family Araceae.

I grow Anchomanes Difformis in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter.

The current study results suggest renal toxicity with excessive consumption of A. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The experimental design exposed the rats in group B to the highest proportion of the extract compared with the group C and D animals. Anchomanes is quite similar to species in the genera Dracontium and Amorphophallusbut there are a few apparent differences discovered by Will Jenkinson in Aroideae Araceae genera Flora of Africa Araceae stubs.

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Comparative Studies of the Phytochemical and Antimicrobial properties of the leaf, stem and tuber of Anchomanes difformis.