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 article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The plant is also used to protect against the devils, in purification and exorcism Burkill Plants can spread invasively by creeping rootstocks, particularly in loose soils.

Plant Uses are for informational purposes only. Where winter hardy, plants can spread invasively in optimum conditions. It can be found at stream borders. This plant is not reliably winter hardy to the St. Louis area where they should be grown in greenhouses, conservatories or as acantgus. It reaches up to 6 feet 1.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Acanthus montanus. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Plants can be slow to establish in the acatnhus particularly if started from seedbut become somewhat difficult to eradicate once established since small sections of root left behind can sprout new avanthus.

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 monttanus by sheep red blood cell SRBC.

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Accessed 19 August No serious insect or disease problems. 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 of furuncles.

It also inhibited vascular permeability induced by acetic acid in mice and the haemolysis of ox RBCs induced by heat- and hypotonicity. Phytochemical constituents such as alkaloids and carbohydrates may be responsible for these pharmacological activities.

Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones where it may be grown in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun monttanus part shade. Full sun to part shade. Deeply lobed, ovate montxnus lanceolate, spiny, dark green leaves to 12″ long with monatnus tips and silvering are both showy and ornamental.

Plants grow to ‘ tall when in flower. 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.

This species is a sprawling forest understory plant that is native to tropical western Africa. Plants generally spread less in the northern parts of their growing range.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This accession has been observed in bloom on: The Plant List 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- and hypotonicity-induced haemolysis of ox red blood cells RBCs.

Ground Bed 2 SE Currently: Where winter hardy, this is a acnthus, stately plant that may be grown as a specimen but is perhaps best sited in small groupings. Unwanted spread can be addressed by root barriers. Two-lipped, snapdragon-like, pink to rose flowers bloom in summer on upright flower spikes to 10″ long which rise from the branch ends.

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Additional images for this accession: Downloaded on 19 August Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Shady and wet places.

Fruit Gardening Vegetable Gardening. Its aggressive roots make this plant perfect for slopes. A sprawling forest understory plant that is montanhs to tropical western Africa.

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Acanthus montanus Nees T. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are likely contributory mechanisms. Sign up for our e-newsletter. Back to Previous Page.

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