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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Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.

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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. An overview of the cultivated species. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x crasssocephalum 25k – jpg en. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm.


Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. 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 tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses.

Food composition table for use in Africa. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Crassocephalum rubens is found throughout tropical Africa including the Indian Ocean islands, where it is probably introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Yemen.

Volume 1, Families A—D. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. As Crassocephalum crassocephslum is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction.

Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Click on “show more” to view them. Kew Bulletin 41 4: Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. This variation is not yet fully understood. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Citation in scholarly articles.


Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. Citation in web searches. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. Technical Handbook No Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Variation in taste in Rubdns means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.

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Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.

It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species.