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 Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. This variation is not yet fully understood. Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. Kew Bulletin 41 4: Technical Handbook No Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in rubejs Nigeria, less so in other crassocephalym zones of West and Central Africa.

Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. Volume 1, Families A—D. Citation in web searches. Crassocephalum rubens is found throughout tropical Africa including the Indian Ocean rubejs, where it is probably introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Yemen. 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.


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In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. An overview of the cultivated species. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1.

Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content. Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2.

Useful plants of Nyasaland. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. Medicinal plants of East Africa.

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Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria.

They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda.

Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules rubeens blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall.

Showing 0 of 0 comments. Notes on Compositae 4. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. 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 crassocephalum of — mm. 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 Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www.

Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb.

Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria.

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Citation in scholarly articles. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. Variation in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage.