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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This accession has been observed in bloom on: Acanthus montanus at Missouri Botanical Garden. Plants tolerate a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones.
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Downloaded on 19 August The leaves have silver marks and wavy margins. Remove flowering stalks after bloom. Plants can spread invasively by creeping rootstocks, particularly in loose soils. 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.
The effectiveness of the root of A. It can be found at stream borders. The acute toxicity and lethality LD50 in mice and phytochemical constituents of the extract were also determined. Missouri Botanical Garden Shaw Blvd. 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.
Additional images for this accession: Articles lacking in-text citations from February All articles lacking in-text citations Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. In southeastern Nigeria, the root is popular and acclaimed highly effective in the treatment of furuncles.
It prefers acajthus situations and occasional deep watering, but tolerates sunny, dry situations too.
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It is used in African traditional medicine for the treatment of urogenital infections, urethral pain, endometritis, urinary disease, cystitis, leucorrhoea, aches and pains. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are likely contributory mechanisms. Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acanthus montanus.
Its aggressive roots make this plant perfect for slopes. 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. A sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa.
The plant is also used to protect against the devils, in purification and exorcism Burkill Snails and slugs are occasional visitors that can do substantial damage if left unchecked.
Full sun to part shade. Acanthus montanus Nees T.
EEB Greenhouses assume no responsibility for adverse effects from the use of any plants referred to on this site. The anti-inflammatory activity was investigated using acute topical edema of the mouse ear induced by xylene, acute paw monfanus induced by agar in rats, formaldehyde arthritis in rats, vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and heat- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.
This species is a sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa. 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.
Louis area where they should be grown in greenhouses, conservatories or as houseplants.
Spikes of pale pink flowers appear summer to fall. Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening.
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No serious insect or disease problems. Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown acanthuw fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
The Plant List It also inhibited vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and the haemolysis of ox RBCs induced by heat- and hypotonicity. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Deeply lobed, ovate to lanceolatespiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with acuminate tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental.
Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. Specific epithet means pertaining to mountains.