Taxon: Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

 
Genus: Eclipta
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 104200
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:286. 1771
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Ayurveda Ency, as E. erecta)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada - Ontario
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Minnesota, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota, - Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur, - Chihuahua, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - District of Columbia, - Florida, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Mexico, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago; Virgin Islands (British); Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    • Northern Africa: Egypt; Morocco
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Rwanda; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Yemen
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Greece; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Wallis and Futuna Islands

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Gabon

  • Adventive:

  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Belgium
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy

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