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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Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Wageningen Crassocephhalum University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. This variation is not yet fully understood. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots.

Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda.

Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae.

In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm. Kew Bulletin 41 4: Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en.


In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. Although widely considered a weed, it can be easily controlled, and promoting its cultivation as a vegetable or medicinal plant is not likely to aggravate the weed problems.

Citation in web searches. Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. Useful plants of Nyasaland. 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. Notes on Compositae 4.

Food composition table for use in Africa. It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.

Crassocephalum rubens

Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.

Citation in scholarly articles. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans.


Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassocephalum rubens var. rubens

Volume 1, Families A—D. Technical Handbook No cradsocephalum Variation in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; ruebns of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Click on “show more” to view them.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www.