8818.000 Mikania Willd.

Description of the genus

Climbers (in ours). Leaves opposite, frequently cordate or sagittate at base. Capitula homogamous, discoid, 4-flowered. Involucre cylindric. Phyllaries 4-5 in one series, linear or linear-lanceolate. Receptacle without scales. Corolla-tube cylindric below; lobes 5, short, ovate. Pappus of scabrid bristles.

Comment: The taxonomy of this genus in Africa has long been confusing. The name Mikania cordata has formerly been used for what now are believed to be a number of different taxa. Although we have often been able to find reference for one taxon only in different countries is it possible that more than one taxon may occur.

Worldwide: 430 species, occurring in the tropics.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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chenopodifolia Willd.MS (other?)

Other sources of information about Mikania:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Mikania
Flora of Caprivi: Mikania
Flora of Malawi: Mikania
Flora of Zambia: Mikania
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mikania

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mikania
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mikania
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mikania
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mikania
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mikania

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Mikania.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1471, retrieved 18 June 2018

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