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: 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:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 93. (Includes a picture).

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.

Wild, H. (1967). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 1. Heliantheae. Kirkia 6(1) Pages 59 - 60.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 66. as Eclipta alba (Includes a picture).


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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 26 August 2016

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