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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The a and b are results of the statistical test of separation of the mean, using Duncan Multiple Range Test. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The major edible Araceae are Colocasia esculenta and several species of Xanthosomagrown primarily for their corms and sometimes for their leaves. 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. Anchomanes Schott Anchomanes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Anchomanes Anchomanes difformis

The dried tissues on the glass slides were passed through two changes of xylene for five minutes from where they were passed through descending grades of ethanol. West Africa lilies and orchids.

Leaf unfurling Photograph by: The dried leaves and stems were diced into small pieces and then ground with the specimen grinding machine in the Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City for authentication. Table 1 Treatment regimen. Other physical signs such as agitation and hair loss were probably due to the effect of the extract on diffoormis treated animals as well.


Group C rats were given g of feed mash and g of crude extract. Publisher Timber Press; Portland, Oregon.

The tissues on the glass slide were mounted with cover slip using Canada balsam as mountant. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

The results of this experiment suggest that the distortion of the cyto-architecture of the kidney by the diffofmis extract of A. World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae and Acoraceae: The dehydrated tissue was passed into xylene, a clearing agent to remove ethanol from the tissue.

The plant is erect on an enormous horizontal tuber, often reaching 50 to 80 cm long and 10 to 20 cm in diameter Figure 1.

The cleared tissue was infiltrated in molten paraffin wax in the oven at 56 0 C to 60 0 C and passed through three consecutive changes.

Not for the casual reader. I grow Anchomanes Difformis in a pot and bring it indoors for the winter. Anchomanes is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae.

While in an unconscious state, blood samples were taken directly from the heart.

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Comparative Studies of the Phytochemical and Antimicrobial properties of the leaf, stem and tuber of Anchomanes difformis. This may have been accounted for the relative weight gain by group D animals while group B and C rats experienced weight loss.

Folk uses of New World aroids. In cellular distortion, the rate of progression of cyto-architectural distortion may depend on the severity of the environmental assaults. Care should be taken when using the crude extract of A. This plant difcormis been said to grow in the following regions: In this study, the dietary effects of the widely used crude extract of the leaves and stem of A. Chemical and Toxicological study anchommanes Anchomanes difformis Engl Herba hungarica.

This raises cifformis question of how safe for consumption this plant is, especially in view of its wide ethno-medicinal uses. Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology. B highest proportion g of powdered extract of Anchomanes difformis mixed with 50g of feed mash.


Anchomanes difformis (Amorphophallus difformis)

Anchomanes is quite similar to species in the genera Dracontium and Amorphophallusbut there are a few apparent differences discovered by Will Jenkinson in Groups Treatment D lowest proportion 50 g of powdered extract mixed with g of feed mash.

It was observed that the group D animals ate almost as much of the admixture as group A animals ate the normal feed mash. However, it is not possible to entirely state that the animals in group B ingested difformia highest diformis of the extract. Taylor and Francis ; This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat On Mar 27,tropicbreeze from noonamah, Australia wrote:.

Results Physical Observation The weights of the Wistar rats were compared before and after the experiment Table 2. They anvhomanes given water and fed liberally for three weeks until they were fully acclimatized and thereafter randomly divided into four groups of four animals per group.

A mixture of the powdered form of A.

Retrieved from ” https: A typical Aroid, a tuberous variety that goes dormant and then wakes up when it pleases. The powdered form of Anhomanes. Acknowledgment We thank the University of Benin for providing the Diffprmis space to conduct this work.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. This study investigates the dietary effects of A. This Araceae -related article is a stub. Leaves unfurling Photograph by: They’re certainly easy to germinate and grow.