ACANTHUS MONTANUS PDF

Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anders. [family ACANTHACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . EEB Greenhouse Accession Data for Acanthus montanus. Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson (Acanthaceae) is a shrub widespread in Africa, the Balkans, Romania, Greece and Eastern.

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Views Read Edit View history. Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings.

Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering montanu both showy and ornamental. Phytochemical tests on the extract revealed an abundant presence of alkaloids and carbohydrates while saponins, glycosides, and terpenoids occurred in trace amounts.

Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. Always montanuss advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally. A sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa. Back to Previous Page.

Motnanus Commons has media related to Acanthus montanus. Noteworthy Characteristics Acanthus montanus commonly called mountain thistle is a shrubby, spreading perennial that is grown as much for its attractive foliage as for its architecturally bold flower spikes.

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Wikispecies has information related to Acanthus montanus. Plants are evergreen in warm winter locations, but leaves will show considerable damage in colder winters near the northern edge of the growing range.

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In southeastern Nigeria, the root is popular and acclaimed highly effective in the treatment of furuncles. The Plant List Plants are not winter hardy to the St. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Retrieved from ” https: Plants may not flower well in too much shade. Where winter hardy, plants can spread invasively in optimum conditions.

Acanthus montanus

This Acanthaceae article is a stub. Plants can be slow to establish in the garden wcanthus if started from seedbut become somewhat difficult to eradicate once established since small sections of root left behind can sprout new plants. Also evaluated were the effects on in vivo leukocyte migration induced by agar, phagocytic activity of macrophages on Candida albicans and specific cell-mediated immune responses delayed type hypersensitivity reaction DTHR induced by sheep red blood cell SRBC.

Specific epithet means pertaining to mountains. Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It has been used against rheumatism and some diuretic action is also mentioned.

Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends.

It reaches up to 6 feet 1. Problems No serious insect or disease ,ontanus. The effectiveness of the root of A. The acute toxicity and lethality LD50 in mice and phytochemical constituents of the extract were also determined.

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Acanthus montanus {Acanthaceae} Bear’s Breech

This study was undertaken to experimentally evaluate the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of the root extract as well as its effect on phagocytosis and specific cell-mediated immune response which may underlie the usefulness of the roots in treatment acamthus furuncles. Its aggressive roots make this plant perfect for slopes. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range.

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Garden Uses Where winter hardy, this is a bold, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Spikes of pale pink flowers appear summer to fall. Plant Uses are for informational purposes only.

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Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolatespiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental. Full sun acanthis part shade. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. Plants are best propagated from root cuttings taken in early spring, but may be grown from seed.

Unwanted spread can be addressed by root barriers.

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