Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) [family ASTERACEAE ] (stored under name); Crassocephalum cernuum Hiern [family ASTERACEAE ]. Crassocephalum rubens (Juss.) S. Moore [family COMPOSITAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . Crassocephalum rubens (Jussieu ex Jacquin) S. Moore, J. Bot. 蓝 花野茼蒿 lan hua ye tong hao. Senecio rubens Jussieu ex Jacquin, Hort. Vindob .

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Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. Fresh leaves contain per crassocephzlum edible portion: Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.

In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. However locally, for example in Cameroon, it has virtually disappeared through over-exploitation, and cultivation in Nigeria appears to be a response to decreased availability from the wild.

Crassocephalum rubens

Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.


Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. An overview of the cultivated species. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added.

Ruvens diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria.

Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Notes on Compositae 4. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

African Plants – A Photo Guide – Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

Useful plants of Nyasaland. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3.

Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species.

Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. Medicinal plants of East Rugens.

Citation in web searches. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

Kew Bulletin 41 4: Food composition table for use in Africa. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction.

Flora of West Tropical Africa. There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.


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In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. Crassocephalum rubens is found throughout tropical Crasspcephalum including the Indian Ocean islands, where it is probably introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Yemen.

frassocephalum It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa.

Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4.

Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Although widely considered a weed, it can be easily controlled, and promoting its cultivation as a vegetable or medicinal plant is not cgassocephalum to aggravate the weed problems.

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