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Taxon: Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.

Genus: Coccinia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 311701
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 3:536. 1881
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Aug-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Aug-2015
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as starch (locally cultivated for its tuberous roots fide Afr J Pl Sci 7:253. 2013); potential as starch (locally cultivated for its tuberous roots fide Afr J Pl Sci 7:253. 2013)

Distributional Range:




  1. Bekele, A. et al. 2014. Genetic diversity of anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.) from Ethiopia as revealed by ISSR markers Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 61:707-719.
  2. Bekele, F. et al. 2013. In vitro propagation of Anchote (Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.) African J. Pl. Sci. 7:253-264.
  3. Cufodontis, G. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta. (F EthiopCuf)
  4. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  5. Holstein, N. 2015. Monograph of Coccinia (Cucurbitaceae) (PhytoKeys) 54:56.
  6. Jeffrey, C. 1962. Notes on Cucurbitaceae, including a proposed new classification of the family Kew Bull. 15:347.

Check other web resources for Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311701. Accessed 20 April 2019.