Taxon: Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

Genus: Eclipta
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 104200
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:286. 1771
Link to protologue:
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:


  • 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 Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Baja Norte, Baja Sur
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, District of Columbia
    • 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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