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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Fresh leaves contain per g edible rubwns Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum crepidioides x – 25k – jpg en. Medicinal plants of East Africa.

Flora of West Tropical Africa.

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Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. Kew Bulletin 41 4: A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria.

The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. There crazsocephalum 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.


Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands. There are book citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4.

The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www.

Rbuens Agricultural University Papers 90—1. Volume 1, Families A—D. Useful plants of Nyasaland. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Selection for desirable characteristics seems possible.

Crassocephalum rubens – Wikipedia

It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Cassocephalum leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in south-western Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa.

International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Food composition table for use in Africa.


In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form rubena poisoning.

African Plants – A Photo Guide – Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.)

Showing 0 of 0 comments. In Uganda it prefers sandy loams and is found up to m in areas with an annual rainfall of — mm.

There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Crassocephalum rubens Aluka – Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall. However locally, for example in Cameroon, it rubenns virtually disappeared through over-exploitation, and cultivation in Nigeria appears to be a response to decreased availability from the wild.

Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone.