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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There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are crassoccephalum with groundnuts and tomatoes added. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Technical Handbook No Although widely considered a weed, it can be easily controlled, and promoting its cultivation as a vegetable crassocdphalum medicinal plant is not likely to aggravate the weed problems.

Citation in web searches. Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda.

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Crassocephalum rubens is used medicinally as a stomachic and to treat liver complaints and colds, and externally to treat burns, sore eyes crassocdphalumearache, leprosy and breast cancer. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

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Citation in scholarly articles. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa.

It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content. In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. 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. Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning.

In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Crassocephalum rubens

The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. Medicinal plants of East Africa. This variation is not yet fully understood.

Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. Food composition table for use in Africa. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm.

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Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species. Notes on Compositae 4. There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

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Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

Crassocephalum rubens

Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. Variation has resulted in rubenns distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone.

Click on “show more” to view them. It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Showing 0 of 0 crassocfphalum. An overview of the cultivated species. Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.