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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There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin 41 4: Crassocephalum rubens is found throughout tropical Africa including the Indian Ocean islands, where it is probably introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, Rubnes Africa and Yemen. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa.

Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.

Notes on Compositae 4. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within crazsocephalum species.


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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.

Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. This variation is not yet fully understood. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Crassocephalum rubens

The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added.

Crassocephalum rubens is used medicinally as a stomachic and to treat liver complaints and colds, and externally to treat burns, sore eyes filariaearache, leprosy and breast cancer.

Technical Handbook No Showing 0 of 0 comments. They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Useful plants of Nyasaland. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.

Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides crassocepphalum – 25k – jpg en. Click on “show more” to view them. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses.


In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning.

An overview of the cultivated species. Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. 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.

Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at craesocephalum altitudes. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible.

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