Preferred Scientific Name; Crassocephalum crepidioides. Preferred Common Name; redflower ragleaf. Taxonomic Tree; Domain: Eukaryota. Crassocephalum crepidioides is a PERENNIAL growing to m (2ft 7in) by m (1ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) Suitable for: light (sandy) and. Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Herb Distribution notes: Exotic.

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There can also be confusion with other Crassocephalum species. Pieter Pelser Creative Commons Attribution 3. The taproots are white or brown.

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In Nigeria the larvae of Nyctemera perspicua synonym: The leaves are used to treat indigestion[ ]. Technology Biodiversity in India. Gynura microcephala Vatke Gynura polycephala Benth. Its use is widespread in many tropical and subtropical regions, but is especially prominent in tropical Africa.

Crassocephalum crepidioides is a common weed in abandoned farm land, waste places, plantations and backyard gardens, in East Africa up to m altitude. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page C. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

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There are 5 Crepidoiides citations related to Crassocephalum crepidioides Benth. Space and Flynn, ; Space and Flynn, User Group specific search options Title. Look Alikes There is content in another language.

Crassocephalum crepidioides leaves in dishes can be replaced by the leaves of Crassocephalum rubens Juss. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Related observations Show all. User Group specific search options Title.

Crassocephalum crepidioides

Rust infection of ebolo caused by Aecidium crassocephali can be serious and sometimes leads to the death of the plant. In parts of Asia where both species have been introduced, crassoce;halum has been frequent confusion between C.

A leaf lotion or decoction is used to treat headache in Nigeria, and in Tanzania a mixture of the leaf sap of Crassocephalum crepidioides and Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Achenes 4 mm, brown; pappus numerous, 8 mm long, white.

The fruit is an achene with pappus. Ilango and Sreedhar, The paper highlights the diversity, distribution and crassocephalkm status of Primula species in wester Space JC; Flynn T, Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.


It is much appreciated for its special flavour, which is sharp but not bitter[ ]. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others.

Flowers and seeds Photograph by: Major Weeds of the Philippines. Showing 0 of 0 comments. Investigation and analysis on alien invasive plants in three nature reserves of Jiangsu Province.

Broken stems regrow when touching ground. Economic Impact Top of page C. Factors affecting the seed germination and seedling emergence of redflower ragleaf Crassocephalum crepidioides.

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Describes techniques and goals used in management of species – breeding and cultivation, control etc. Flowers are bisexual, sessile, red or red-brown, grouped in terminal capitulums with only tubular flowers. Roots – eaten with chilli sauce in Thailand[ ].