Eclipta prostrata L.

Common name

English: White eclipta

German: Mehlblume, Sumpfgänseblümchen

Mandarin: 鳢肠 (li chang)

Portuguese: Botão de Santo Antonio

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2265)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2170)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1832)

      Order: Asterales (196)

        Family: Asteraceae (196) (family description)

          Genus: Eclipta (1)

           Epithet: prostrata L. (3)

Synonyms: Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk., Eclipta erecta L., Eclipta punctata Linnaeus, Verbesina alba L., Verbesina prostrata L., Wilborgia oblongifolia Hook.

alba => white

erecta => upright, perpendicular

oblongifolia => oblong leaves

prostrata => lying flat on the ground

punctata => spotted

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Eclipta prostrata at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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