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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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. Flora crassocephalu, West Tropical Africa.

Crassocephalum rubens – Useful Tropical Plants

The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Volume 1, Families A—D. Cultivation of Crassocephalum rubens is restricted to south-western Nigeria. It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm.

Useful plants of Nyasaland. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. Medicinal plants of East Africa. Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species.


An overview of the cultivated species. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Citation in scholarly articles. 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.

Citation in web searches. Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes.

Crassocephalum rubens is found throughout tropical Africa including the Indian Ocean islands, where it is rbuens introduced; it is also reported from Lesotho, South Africa and Yemen.

In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction.


Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: Fruit a ribbed achene, up to 2. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa.

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Variation has crassoecphalum in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1.

Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. There are citation in web searches related to 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 rubejs from the wild.

There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.

There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Notes on Compositae 4.