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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Citation in web searches. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Notes on Compositae 4.

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Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. 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.

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Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each ccrassocephalum.

Crassocephalum rubens – Useful Tropical Plants

An overview of the cultivated species. Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple.


Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. This variation is not yet fully understood. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Volume 1, Families A—D. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. It requires support and shade and crassoxephalum often grown among cocoa trees.

Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. Useful plants of Nyasaland.

Although widely considered a weed, it can be easily controlled, and promoting its cultivation as crassocephapum vegetable or medicinal plant is not rubena to aggravate the weed problems. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

Technical Handbook No They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1.

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Flora of West Tropical Africa. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible.

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There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans.

Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens rubenns commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa.

A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Crassocepyalum. Crassocephalum rubens is used medicinally as a stomachic and to treat liver complaints and colds, and externally to treat burns, sore eyes filariaearache, rcassocephalum and breast cancer.

The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae.

It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.