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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Farmers often tie the shoots into small bundles before they are taken to the market. There are 1 news article citations related to Crassocephalum crepidioides Benth.

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Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 52 5: Crassocephalum crepidioides Scientific name: Views Read Edit View history. Due to the fine silky pappus hairs covering the achenes, they are easily dispersed by wind. Includes abundance information population size, density and demographics e. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.

It has escaped from cultivation in many areas crepidilides become an invasive weed in some places[ ].


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Crassocephalum crepidioides has been used successfully as a trap plant to collect adult corm weevils in banana plantations. The branches are covered with a dense pubescence.

QR Code What’s this? Crassocephalum crepidioides 1, upper part of flowering and fruiting plant; 2, flower; 3, fruit with pappus; 4, fruit without pappus. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassocephalum crepidioides

Coimbatore, Dindigul, Theni, Tiruvannamalai, Virudhunagar. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Weed Info Sheet No. Racines pivotantes blanches ou brunes. Related observations Show all. However, manual weeding is labour intensive: The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

All districts Tamil Nadu: The leafy parts are widely used as a vegetable, e. The seed of this plant is usually dipsersed crepidioices wind or water and crassocepnalum be found some metres from where the parent plant was in the previous season. Crassocephalum crepidioides flowering plant. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Indigenous and adapted African vegetables. In tropical Africa Crassocephalum comprises about 24 species, many of which have medicinal uses. It occurs in newly opened or existing crasspcephalum cultivation fields, open areas of upland fields, waste places, orchards, coffee plantations, and newly sown pastures Tjitrosoedirdjo, Crassocephalum crepidioides is an easy to grow vegetable, especially suited to shady localities in home gardens and tree plantations.


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It may be a dominant pioneer species in shifting cultivation crrassocephalum that have been recently burned. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

The margin is irregularly serrated, the alternate venation is visible, both sides are shortly pubescent. Crassocephalum diversifolium Hiern [Illegitimate]. Seedling with epigeal germination; hypocotyl up to 2 cm long; cotyledons broadly ovate, glabrous, shortly petiolate. Growth of seedlings is fast.

Crassocephalum crepidioides flower buds.

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