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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They are mucilaginous and used for soups and sauces. It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.

Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone.

A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Food composition table for use in Africa. Technical Handbook No Citation in scholarly articles.

Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1.

As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa.


Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Kew Bulletin 41 4: 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. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae.

Useful plants of Nyasaland. Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Variation in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. Flora of West Tropical Africa.

Crassocephalum rubens – Useful Tropical Plants

International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Notes on Compositae 4. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles.

Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. Email this to a friend Print Share crazsocephalum facebook Tweet this.

Ruvens are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm. Click on “show more” to view them.


Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Crassocephalum rubens

Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans.

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. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes crasslcephalum.

Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes.

Details of record no: 447

There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species.

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