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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Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. An overview of the cultivated species.

There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.

There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Citation in scholarly articles. Flora of West Tropical Africa.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Crassocephalum rubens

Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en.

In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. Technical Handbook No As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction.


Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. Food composition table for use in Africa. Click on “show more” to view them. The Senecioneae in rubnes tropical Africa. It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees.

African Plants

Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within craswocephalum species.

Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple.

This variation is not yet fully understood. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. Notes on Compositae 4. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. 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. 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.


Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4.

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Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria.

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. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Citation in web searches. Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Variation in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. Crassoxephalum Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland.

Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots.