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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Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. Remove flowering stalks after bloom. Ground Bed 2 SE Currently: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This species is a sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa. The Plant List Acathus montanus Nees T.

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Always seek advice from nontanus professional aacnthus using any plant medicinally. This plant is used for ornamental and medicinal purposes. Its aggressive roots make this plant perfect for slopes. Accessed 19 August A sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa. The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using acute topical edema of the mouse ear induced by xylene, acute paw edema induced by agar in rats, formaldehyde arthritis in rats, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- acanthuss hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.


Downloaded on 19 August No serious insect or disease problems. Plants are best propagated from root cuttings taken in early spring, but may be grown from seed. Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.

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Additional images for this accession: Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Views Read Edit View history. The effectiveness of the root of A.

Acanthus montanus at Missouri Botanical Garden. Unwanted spread can be addressed by root barriers. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Snails and slugs are occasional visitors that can do substantial damage if left unchecked. Phytochemical tests on the extract revealed an abundant presence of alkaloids and carbohydrates while saponins, glycosides, and terpenoids occurred in trace amounts. Plants can spread invasively by creeping rootstocks, particularly acnathus loose soils.

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The aqueous root extract obtained by hot water maceration of the root powder was studied for effects on the growth of clinically isolated strains acantyus Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. It reaches up to 6 feet 1. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.


Full sun to part shade.

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.

Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range.

Acanthus montanus

It also inhibited vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and the mobtanus of ox RBCs induced by heat- and hypotonicity. Problems No serious insect or disease problems.

Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental. It is used in Mojtanus traditional medicine for the treatment of urogenital infections, urethral pain, endometritis, urinary disease, cystitis, leucorrhoea, aches and pains. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.