Eclipta L.

Eclipta is a small genus native to warm-temperate and tropical South America and Australia. Depending on species delimitation it counts one variable or up to six species (see Orchard & Cross 2013). One species, Eclipta prostrata, is a reputed agricultural weed, especially in rice-fields and other irrigated crops.


Orchard A.E. & Cross E.W. (2013) A revision of the Australian species of Eclipta (Asteraceae: Ecliptinae) with discussion of extra-Australian taxa. Nuytsia 23: 43-62 [available online at:]

Unemoto S. & Koyama H. (2007) A new species of Eclipta (Compositae : Heliantheae) and its allies in eastern Asia. Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 35: 108-118. [available online at:]

Urbatsch L.E., Baldwin B.G. & Donoghue M.J. (2000) Phylogeny of the Coneflowers and Relatives (Heliantheae: Asteraceae) Based on Nuclear rDNA Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) Sequences and Chlorplast DNA Restriction Site Data. Syst. Bot. 25(3): 539-565. [available online at:]

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith