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 is found throughout tropical Africa including the Indian Ocean rubesn, where it is probably introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Yemen. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www.

Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2.

Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses.

Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. Crassocephslum 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 in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae.

Click on “show more” to view them. Although widely crxssocephalum 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. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3.

Citation in scholarly articles. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans.

There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm. Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb.

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Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. Citation in web searches. Food composition table for use in Africa. An overview of the cultivated species. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes.


Kew Bulletin 41 4: Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Notes on Compositae 4. They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall.

Flora of West Tropical Africa. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

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There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Useful plants of Nyasaland. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

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