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For the genus of beetles, see Eclipta (beetle).
Eclipta prostrata in AP W2 IMG 9785.jpg
Eclipta prostrata (marsh daisy)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Genus: Eclipta
Type species
Eclipta erecta

Eclipta is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.[3][4]

Accepted Species[2][5]
  1. Eclipta alatocarpa - Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia
  2. Eclipta elliptica - southern Brazil, Uruguay, northeastern Argentina
  3. Eclipta leiocarpa - Colombia
  4. Eclipta megapotamica - southern Brazil, Uruguay, northeastern Argentina
  5. Eclipta paludicola - southern Brazil
  6. Eclipta platyglossa - Australia
  7. Eclipta prostrata - Asia, Australia, North and South America; naturalized in Europe, Africa, Pacific Islands


  1. ^ Tropicos, Eclipta L.
  2. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  3. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1771. Mantissa Plantarum 2: 157 in Latin
  4. ^ Asteraceae. Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants.
  5. ^ Umemoto, S. and H. Koyama. (2007). A new species of Eclipta (Compositae: Heliantheae) and its allies in eastern Asia. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 35 108-18.