Common Name: Anchote
Anchote is a herbaceous, perennial, climbing plant producing stems up to 3.5 metres long from a fleshy, tuberous rootstock. The stems scramble over the ground or grow into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by means of tendrils[
The plant is harvested from the wild as a local source of food. It is often cultivated for its roots and young shoots within its native range[
Northeastern Africa - Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea.
Podocarpus forest and evergreen woodland or scrub; cultivated places especially in backyard gardens; at elevations from 1,300 - 2,400 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
Young shoots - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
Roots - cooked[
]. Rich in starch[
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