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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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Additional images for this accession: No serious insect or disease problems. The leaves have silver marks and wavy margins. Wikispecies has information related to Acanthus montanus.

Plants tolerate a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. It prefers shady situations and occasional deep watering, but tolerates sunny, dry situations too.

It reaches up to 6 feet 1. This page was last edited on 20 Marchat It is used in African traditional medicine for the treatment of urogenital infections, urethral pain, endometritis, urinary disease, cystitis, leucorrhoea, aches and pains.

Plants are not winter hardy to the St. Retrieved from ” https: The effectiveness of the root of A. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Deeply lobed, xcanthus to lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental. EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred acanthsu on this site. Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Where winter hardy, plants can spread invasively in optimum conditions. The aqueous root extract obtained by avanthus water maceration of the root powder was studied for effects on the growth of clinically isolated strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

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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.

This study was monanus 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 aacnthus roots in treatment of furuncles.

Acanthus montanus {Acanthaceae} Bear’s Breech

Plants are evergreen in warm winter locations, but leaves acantnus show considerable damage in colder winters near the northern edge of the growing range. February Learn how and when to remove this template message. This accession has been observed acanthks bloom on: Leaves are used to maturate abscesses. 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 montxnus, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.

Always seek advice from a professional before using any plant medicinally. The plant is also used to protect against the devils, in purification and exorcism Burkill Acanthus montanus Nees T.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acanthus montanus. Plants can be slow to establish in the garden particularly if started from seedbut become somewhat difficult to eradicate once established since small sections of root left behind can sprout new plants.

Back to Previous Page. Unwanted spread can be addressed by root barriers. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.

West African Plants

Louis, it should be sited in a protected location and mulched. Louis area where they should be grown in greenhouses, conservatories or as houseplants. 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. Plants are best propagated from root cuttings taken in early spring, but may be grown from seed. This plant is used montznus ornamental and medicinal purposes. The Plant List This Acanthaceae article is a stub.

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