1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Eclipta L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..


    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Annual herbs
    Leaves opposite
    Capitula axillary or terminal, solitary or in pairs or in panicles, heterogamous, radiate; involucre 2-seriate; receptacle paleate
    Ray florets female or sterile, with a small ray; disc florets hermaphrodite, tubular to campanulate, 4–5-lobed; anthers with rounded terminal appendage; style-arms obtuse
    Achenes ± compressed, rugose to tuberculate; pappus absent or of 2 short awns.



    Native to:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Japan, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Malaya, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nepal, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rhode I., South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Sumatera, Suriname, Taiwan, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin

    Introduced into:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Andaman Is., Angola, Aruba, Assam, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, China North-Central, Christmas I., Congo, Cook Is., Djibouti, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Free State, Gabon, Galápagos, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Hawaii, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Korea, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Manchuria, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Niue, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Portugal, Qinghai, Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Society Is., Socotra, South China Sea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tasmania, Tibet, Togo, Transcaucasus, Tubuai Is., Tuvalu, Ukraine, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Windward Is., Xinjiang, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Eclipta L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [404], Brazil K001030555
    s.coll. [404], Brazil K001030556

    First published in Mant. Pl. 157 (286) (1771)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 373. Nom. cons.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mant. Pl. Alt.: 286 (1771), nom. conserv.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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