Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (ASTER or SUNFLOWER FLOWER)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species : Eclipta prostrata
  • Synonym : Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
  • Basionym : Verbesina prostrata L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
  • Vernacular name : Bhringraj, Bhangra (Hin.); Bhringaraja gida (Kan.); Karisilaanganni, Kaiyaanthavarai (Tam.); Galagara, Kunta galagara (Tel.); Bhringarj, Kesarda, Bhrungaraj (Ori.); Bringhraj (San.)
  • Key identification features : A small annual herb, branches rooting at nodes, covered with white hairs. Leaves opposite, sessile, lanceolate. Flowers in axillary or terminal peduncled heads, white in colour. Achenes cuneate, winged with no pappus.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : In plains to 1300 m. Common in clayey moist ground, like bunds of paddy fields, by water courses, drainages etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Eclipta prostrata. Downloaded on 9 July 2020.

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