Crassocephalum splendens is a perennial plant growing around 120 - 150cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Crassocephalum splendens has a very restricted range. It is found in three protected areas, but is not known from ex
situ collections. Its range is also severely fragmented. Forest encroachment for agriculture (potato farms) poses an additional threat to this species, causing a continuing decline in the extent and quality of available habitat. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
East tropical Africa - Tanzania
Evergreen forest margins and clearings, also in disturbed forests; at elevations from 2,000 - 2,100 metres[
This plant is used medicinally by people to treat a variety of ailments[
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