Eclipta angustata

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Eclipta angustata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Eclipta
Species: E. angustata
Binomial name
Eclipta angustata

Eclipta angustata is an Asian species of plants in the sunflower family. It is widespread across the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, southern China (including Taiwan) and the Ryukyu Islands in Japan. It is regarded as a weed in some places, in others used as a medicinal herb, hair dye, or edible vegetable[2]

Eclipta angustata was for years regarded as part of the species E. prostrata before being recognized as a distinct species in 2007. It differs in having sessile leaves, subovate achenes, and conspicuous tubercules.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The International Plant Names Index
  2. ^ a b Umemoto, Shinya, and Hiroshige Koyama. (2007). A new species of Eclipta (Compositae: Heliantheae) and its allies in eastern Asia. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 35 108-18; includes photo of type specimen at Kyoto University National Science Museum herbarium in Japan, collected in Thailand

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