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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 L.
(syn of E. prostrata)[1][2]
  • Eclypta E.Mey.
  • Eupatoriophalacron Adans
  • Clipteria Raf.
  • Abasoloa La Llave & Lex.
  • Ecliptica Rumph. ex Kuntze
  • Abasoloa La Llave
  • Paleista Raf.
  • Micrelium Forssk.

Eclipta is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family.[4][5]

  1. Eclipta alatocarpa - Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia
  2. Eclipta angustata - apparently native to Nepal and Bengal; widely naturalized in China, Ryukyu Islands, Southeast Asia, northern India
  3. Eclipta elliptica - southern Brazil, Uruguay, northeastern Argentina
  4. Eclipta leiocarpa - Colombia
  5. Eclipta megapotamica - southern Brazil, Uruguay, northeastern Argentina
  6. Eclipta paludicola - southern Brazil
  7. Eclipta platyglossa - Australia
  8. Eclipta prostrata - Japan, China, Nepal, Australia, North and South America; naturalized in Europe, Africa, Pacific Islands
  9. Eclipta pusilla - Puerto Rico


  1. ^ Tropicos, Eclipta L.
  2. ^ The Plant List, Eclipta erecta L.
  3. ^ a b The Plant List, search for Eclipta
  4. ^ Linnaeus, Carl von. 1771. Mantissa Plantarum 2: 157 in Latin
  5. ^ Asteraceae. Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants.
  6. ^ 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.