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 experimental design exposed the rats in group B to the highest proportion of the extract compared with the group C and D animals. Amorphophallus difformis Blume Anchomanes dalzielii N. I will bring it into the light when the shoots emerge from the surface. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Year ISBN Description An excellent treatment of the family Araceae, giving lots of information about the plants, how to grow them, their uses etc. Where this is not the case, its unrestrained use might just as well be the willful introduction of harmful agents to the body.

I have never taken it outside until the temps are 10 degrees or so higher. Group B rats were given the highest dose of crude extract of A. Folk uses of New World aroids. Staining was done using haematoxylin and eosin through the following steps: 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.

One such difference is that the plants are perennial. Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl.

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Moreover, the degree of toxicity appears to be dose-dependent. Experimental Animals Sixteen adult Wistar rats of both ancbomanes weighing between g were used in this study. 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.


Anchomanes difformis Blume Engl. The already prepared tissues were observed on the binocular light microscope for histological remarks.

All rats were randomly divided into four groups. It was observed that the group D difdormis ate almost as much of the admixture as group Anchomajes animals ate the normal feed mash. The weights of the Wistar rats were compared before and after the experiment Table 2. Please review our privacy policy. The animals anchoomanes housed and maintained in wooden cages with the top guided by thick barb wires on its top for proper ventilation at the animals holding of the Department of Anatomy, University of Benin, Benin City.

The dried crude extract was mixed with feed mash in different proportions depending on the group. 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.

West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Anchomanes difformis (Blume) Engl.

Post a comment about this plant. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Section of group D Male DM kidney with focal interstitial fibrosis avascular hypertrophy b.

Invitro antiplasmodial activity of plants used in Benin in traditional medicine to treat malaria. The section revealed a detailed cortical parenchyma. Other physical signs such as agitation and hair loss were probably due to the effect of the extract on the treated animals as well.

Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Socioeconomic and behavioral factors leading to acquired bacterial resistance to antibiotics in developing countries. The floating tissues were then picked with glass slides rubbed with egg white to ease adhesion.


Journal List Avicenna J Phytomed v. Discussion This study shows that Anchomanes difformis which is used in the treatment of different ailments is potentially toxic to the renal tissue. Group D rats received the lowest dose of extract, that is, they were fed with g of feed mash and 50 g of plant extract.

Kidney diseases in the developing world and ethnic minorities.

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The renal histologic report of the rats in group A control showed normal features. The housing and handling of the animals were in compliance with the international and institutional guidelines for the diffprmis of laboratory animals in biomedical research, as promulgated by Canadian Council of Animal Care Forest Anchomanes Anchomanes difformis was harvested from a bush at Oluku in Ovia North East Local Diffformis Area of Edo State of Nigeria, and dried under shade to prevent the degrading of its active constituents by sun rays.

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. The present necessity to investigate the safety of A. On Mar 13,aroidgrower from Oakford, Pa. They received 50 g of feed mash and g of crude extract of the stems and leaves of A. This is also a species that has fleshy roots that help it to survive the dry spells along with the main tuber that stores nutrients.