Taxon: Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S. Moore

 
Genus: Crassocephalum
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Senecioneae
        Subtribe: Senecioninae
Nomen number: 447235
Place of publication: J. Bot. 50:211. 1912
Name Verified on: 06-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • ebolo  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • fireweed  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • red-flower ragleaf  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • thickhead  (Source: PROTA4U) - English
  • ebolo  (Source: PROTA4U) - French
  • ebolo  (Source: PROTA4U) - Nigeria (Yoruba)
  • eyukula  (Source: PROTA4U) - Portuguese
  • ye tong hao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide PROTA4U; Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Weed: (fide F Ceylon; Use Pl WT Afr)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Eastern Cape, - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi; Cameroon; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Sao Tome and Principe; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Iran; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Micronesia; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Hispaniola; Puerto Rico

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Nigeria

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. 1976- (F Mascar)
  • Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk) 10:162.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet Flora of Micronesia, Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 1975- (F Micrones)
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. 1979-1982 (L Micrones)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Jeffrey, C. 1986. The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa. Notes on Compositae: IV Kew Bull. 41:908.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis, ed. 2. 2000 (F PR ed2)
  • Missouri Botanical Garden Flora of China Checklist (on-line resource). (L China)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • Vanijajiva, O. & J. W. Kadereit 2009. Morphological and molecular evidence for interspecific hybridisation in the introduced African genus Crassocephalum (Asteraceae: Senecioneae) in Asia Syst. Biodivers. 7:269-276.
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i. 1990 (F Hawaii)
  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the flora of Yemen. 1997 (F Yemen)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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