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 crassocephaljm articles. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda.
Useful plants of Nyasaland. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. Click on “show more” to view them. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Volume 1, Families A—D. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.
It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2.
Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa. Crassocephalum rubens is used medicinally as a stomachic and to treat liver complaints and colds, and externally to treat burns, sore eyes crrassocephalumearache, leprosy and breast cancer.
It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.
Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. In Uganda the leaves are dried, cgassocephalum and cooked with peas or beans. Food composition table for use in Africa. Like garlic, the whole rubenss is said to repel crocodiles. In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss.
Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes.
Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible. Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone.
Crassocephalum rubens – Useful Tropical Plants
Technical Handbook No Citation in web searches. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.
A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of rbuens south-western Nigeria.
Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Although widely considered 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.
Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. Variation in taste in Malawi means that some types are regularly eaten, others only in times of shortage. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots.
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. Showing 0 of 0 comments. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Notes on Compositae 4.
Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species.
There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocepjalum are mucilaginous and used for craesocephalum and sauces. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa.