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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Technical Handbook No Flowers bisexual, equal; corolla tubular, 8—10 mm long, violet, mauve or purple. This variation is not yet fully understood. They are mucilaginous and rubehs for soups and sauces.
Volume 1, Families A—D. Useful plants of Nyasaland.
Kenya Literature Bureau, Nairobi, Kenya. 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.
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An overview of the cultivated species. Like garlic, the whole plant is said to repel crocodiles. The genus is placed in the tribe Senecioneae. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture 13 1—4: Flore de Madagascar et des Comores plantes vasculaires rhbens, familletome 3. There are 13 citations in Afrirefs related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassocephalum rubens var. rubens
Kew Bulletin 41 4: Research on the use as a vegetable would benefit from a better understanding of the variation within the species. Crassocephalum rubens occurs as a weed in arable land, along riversides and roadsides, mostly at higher altitudes. There are citation in web searches related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Fresh leaves contain per g edible portion: 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 Rubebs. Leaves arranged spirally, sessile; stipules absent; blade of lower leaves elliptical, oblanceolate or obovate, 4. Traces of alkaloids have been recorded in stems and leaves and an abundance of tannins in the roots. Crassocephalum rubens Crassocephalum rubens Jacq. Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 90—1. Flora of West Tropical Africa. Citation in scholarly articles.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: Crassocephalum rubens
Medicinal plants of East Africa. The Senecioneae in east tropical Africa. There are 3 Wikipedia citations related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss.
The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Citation in web searches. 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. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Variation has resulted in the distinction of 2 types in northern Sierra Leone. Wild food plants and mushrooms of Uganda. Click on “show more” to view them.
Medicinal and poisonous plants 3. Notes on Compositae 4. 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. Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Propagation is by stem cuttings 20—25 cm long, obtained from mature shoots. Erect, annual herb up to 80 cm tall.
Food composition table for use in Africa. There are 51 citation in rubenss articles related to Crassocephalum rubens Juss. In Uganda the leaves are dried, chopped and cooked with peas or beans. Until recently Crassocephalum rubens and Crassocephalum sarcobasis were considered distinct species with considerable variation within each species. In East Africa it is used as an antidote against any form of poisoning.
In Malawi the leaves and young shoots are cooked with groundnuts and tomatoes added.