Emilia coccinea is a ANNUAL growing to m (2ft) by m (1ft in). It is hardy to zone (UK) 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from July to October, and the. Emilia coccinea. em-EE-lee-ah kok-SIN-ee-ah Audio. A captivating little plant for the front of the border, tassel flower produces small, scarlet-orange pompons. Latin Name: Emilia coccinea. Category: SEEDS. Seeds Per Packet: Little tufted paintbrush blossoms dance on the tops of curvy stems, weaving in and.

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Kilembe cha mbwana, ulimi wa ngombe Sw. Red- and purple-flowered plants have been imported in Mauritius and have become naturalized locally. The use of Emilia coccinea as a vegetable is reported from Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi. In Tanzania leaves are chopped and cooked alone or with pulses such as peas and beans.

In Malawi the leaves are only occasionally eaten as a side dish; they are considered to have an unpleasant taste. In Tanzania eye inflammations are treated by applying a cold water compress of the bruised plant or by soaking leaves mixed with those of Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Crushed green leaves are used to treat wounds, sores and sinusitis. Dried powdered leaves are also applied to sores.


Roots or leaves are boiled and the decoction is used to treat syphilis. The roots are used to treat colic in babies in Tanzania and as a chest medicine in Kenya.

Emilia coccinea is widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical, subtropical and temperate regions. All data on the nutritive value published under the name Emilia coccinea appear to refer to Emilia lisowskiana C. Jeffrey from West Coccihea. Toxic pyrrolyzidine alkaloids and flavonoids have been isolated from other Emilia species.

Fresh leaf juice, methanolic and aqueous extracts of Emilia sonchifolia L.

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Erect annual herb up to cm tall; stem pubescent in lower part, glabrous in upper part, or rarely glabrous throughout. Inflorescence a terminal head, 1—6 together in corymbs; involucral bracts 8— 13 — Flowers bisexual, regular, 5-merous; corolla tubular, 5—9. Fruit an achene 2—5 mm long, shortly hairy; pappus 3—5 mm long.

Emilia comprises about species and is indigenous in the Old World tropics. About 50 species are found in Africa, and several of these have become naturalized in the Americas.

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Emilia is closely related to Senecio. Vegetatively it resembles species of Sonchus but coccibea can be distinguished by its solid stems and the absence of milky sap. Emilia lisowskiana and Emilia praetermissa Milne-Redh. The ranges of Emilia lisowskiana and Emilia coccinea overlap in DR Congo, Angola and Zambia but are separated ecologically, those of Emilia praetermissa and Emilia coccinea do not overlap although both occur in DR Congo.

Among gardeners the names Emilia flammea and Emilia javanica are wrongly applied to enilia Emilia coccinea.

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Emilia coccinea is a weed of roadsides, waste places and fallow land. In eastern Africa it is found in dry areas up to m altitude. In Tanzania Emilia coccinea is collected during the rainy season for home consumption and traded in local markets. As an ornamental it can be multiplied by cuttings, but is more commonly grown from seed.


It is grown at a close spacing of about 15 cm and can be used as a cut flower and for drying. Emilia coccinea is a widespread and common weedy species which is not threatened by genetic erosion. As a vegetable Emilia coccinea is likely to remain only locally important. In view of the local medicinal uses and interesting properties of its close relatives, pharmacological research is desirable. As an annual ornamental it has a bright future in temperate regions. What is Emilia coccinea Sims G. A revision of the large-headed Emilia species of Africa.

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Meiotic studies on diploid hybrids between Emilia sonchifolia and E. The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa. Livingstone, London, United Kingdom. Useful plants of Nyasaland. The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland. Medicinal emiliz poisonous plants 3.

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