Crassocephalum crepidioides (Benth.) S.Moore
Moore, S. le M. (1912) The Journal of Botany : 211.
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb but also flowers as a shrub about 1 m tall or more. Twigs and stems very pithy.
Leaf blades rather variable in size and shape, 10-20 x 5-10 cm. Midrib usually purple on the upper surface. Petioles grooved on the upper surface. Stems and twigs longitudinally ribbed. Midrib and lateral veins clothed with hairs on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade.
Cotyledons about 6-9 x 6-9 mm, petiole about 5 mm long. First pair of leaves alternate, margins toothed. At the tenth leaf stage: leaves lanceolate, apex acute, base attenuate, margins serrate. Lateral veins depressed on the upper surface. Septate hairs present on both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade. Seed germination time 10 days.