Emilia coccinea

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Noun1.Emilia coccinea - tropical African annual having scarlet tassel-shaped flower heads; sometimes placed in genus Cacalia
Emilia, genus Emilia - tropical African herbs
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Emilia coccinea (Asteraceae) and Alchornea laxiflora (Euphorbiaceae) also in Nigeria have shown usefulness as potent contraceptive agents (15,16).
There was a high variability among trays (number of seedlings ranged from 0 to 36 seedlings per tray) but Emilia coccinea and Melinis minutiflora were the most important species, representing 75% of the total of seedlings (Appendix).
I again refer to the example of the species Emilia coccinea. This species was reported by members of eight separate tribe and gender subgroups to have a different use, however all uses could be related back to anti-inflammatory properties.