Crassocephalum

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Crassocephalum
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Crassocephalum crepidioides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Crassocephalum
Moench
Species

See text.

Crassocephalum is a genus the common names of whose members include ragleaf, thickhead, and bologi. Several species are raised as leaf vegetables and used for medicine, especially in West Africa. Similar to Senecio, but differing in never having ray florets. A calyculus of short bracts (c.1/4 to 1/5 of the length of the inner phyllaries) is present. The genus is typically thistle-like in appearance, but all parts are soft and not spiny.[1]

Species[edit]

Species include:[2]

C. crepidioides

References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Life. "Details for: Crassocephalum". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  2. ^ "Details for Crassocephalum". Tropicos. Retrieved July 2013. 

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