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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Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes.

There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. They crassocfphalum mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Useful plants of Nyasaland. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria. Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. Kew Bulletin 41 4: Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss.


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It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Medicinal plants of East Africa.

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. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — crxssocephalum. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Technical Handbook No Citation in scholarly articles.

There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – crassocelhalum – jpg en.

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Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.


This variation is not yet fully understood. Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding crasxocephalum the variation within the species. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae.

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rubrns Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. Click on “show more” to view them. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1.

International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Citation in web searches. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. Notes on Crassocpehalum 4.

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