Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Species : Eclipta alba
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
  • Common name : Field Aster, Trailing Eclipta
  • Vernacular name : Tekarajah, Bhirngaraja (San.); Garga, Bhringaraja gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 1394, CJS 2067
  • 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
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Pantropics
  • Comments : Plants are highly medicinal. Extract of leaves are used to stimulate appetite, improve memory & for eye disorders. Occasionally found growing amongst moist places across paddy fields, lakes and river beds.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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