Crassocephalum vitellinum

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Crassocephalum vitellinum


Taxonavigation: Asterales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Senecioneae
Subtribus: Senecioninae
Genus: Crassocephalum
Species: Crassocephalum vitellinum


Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S.Moore, 1912

  • Type location: Fernando Po, Equatorial Guinea
  • Holotype: Vogel s.n. (K 000306764)


  • Gynura vitellina Benth., 1849 (Niger Fl.:438)
  • Several sources mention a Gynura aurantiaca also from Niger Flora, but the species is not actually described beyond the brief mention on page 437 that it is " intermediate in habit, as well as in the thickness of the florets, between Cremocephalum and Gynura". The name is thus likely a nomen nudum and also illegitimate with regard to Gynura aurantiaca Cass. (1834).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
      • Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Cameroon, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, D.R. Congo (Zaire), Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, South Sudan

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Moore, Spencer (1912) J. Bot. 50:212

Additional references[edit]

  • Jeffrey, C. (1986) "The Senecioneae in East Tropical Africa: Notes on Compositae: IV" Kew Bull. 41(4):873-943 DOI: 10.2307/4102988


Vernacular names[edit]

Ikinyarwanda: Isununu
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