Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

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Eclipta prostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Eclipta prostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Eclipta prostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near main office, Mana Pools National Park.

Eclipta prostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near main office, Mana Pools National Park.

Eclipta prostrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near main office, Mana Pools National Park.

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Synonyms: Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Common names: False daisy (English)
Frequency:
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
Annual herb, usually with prostrate or decumbent stems, rooting at the nodes, sometimes suberect. Leaves subsessile, elliptic-lanceolate, up to 12 × 2.5 cm; margins toothed. Capitula solitary in the upper leaf axils, 6-10 mm in diameter. Ray-florets, 1-2 seriate, short, numerous, white.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: prostrata: lying flat on the ground; prostrate
Habitat: Occurring as a weed in disturbed damp places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical, possibly originally from Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 351. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 32.


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Flora of Botswana: Eclipta prostrata
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African Plant Database: Eclipta prostrata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Eclipta prostrata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eclipta prostrata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eclipta prostrata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eclipta prostrata
Ispot Southern Africa : Eclipta prostrata
JSTOR Plant Science: Eclipta prostrata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eclipta prostrata
Tropicos: Eclipta prostrata
West African Plants database: Eclipta prostrata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Eclipta prostrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=160360, retrieved 25 May 2016

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