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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As Crassocephalum rubens is widespread in the tropics it is not threatened with extinction.
There are 51 citation in scholarly articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands.
There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Removal of the flowering shoots encourages leaf production. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.
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Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. 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.
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.
Inflorescence a head, up to 18 heads arranged in a terminal corymb. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: Click on “show more” to view them. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens x – 47k – jpg www. Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya.
Food composition table for use in Africa. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. It requires support and shade and is often grown among cocoa trees. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculairesfamilletome 3.
Technical Handbook No In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning. The Senecioneae in east tropical Craasocephalum.
Notes on Compositae 4. The leaves of Crassocephalum rubens are commonly eaten in drassocephalum Nigeria, less so in other humid zones of West and Central Africa. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Citation in scholarly articles. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Kew Bulletin 41 4: It is grown in well-drained soils with a high organic matter content.
Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots.
Citation in web searches. A diagnostic survey of farm resources and farm produce of the peasant farmers of the south-western Nigeria. Volume 1, Families A—D. Flora of West Tropical Africa. In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses.
Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq.