1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Mikania Willd.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics to Central & E. U.S.A.

    [FTEA]

    Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

    Habit
    Climbing shrubs or sub-shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, 3–5(–7)-veined, glandular-punctate beneath
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence cymose to corymbose, much branched
    Capitulum
    Capitula borne on individual stalks, subtended by a sub-involucral bract; phyllaries 4, in 1 series, often swollen at the base; receptacle flat, glabrous
    Florets
    Florets 4; corolla funnelform or tubular opening into a campanulate 5-lobed limb, glabrous, lobes usually glandular; anther appendages large, ovate to triangular; style-arms long, variously twisted and contorted, papillose, distally tapering
    Fruits
    Achenes 5-ribbed, glandular; carpopodium usually evident; pappus of barbellate hairs, often connate at base.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, China South-Central, Colombia, Congo, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kentucky, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Maine, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Mozambique, Namibia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Rhode I., Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Carolina, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Virginia, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Chagos Archipelago, Christmas I., East Himalaya, Fiji, India, Laccadive Is., Marianas, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Niue, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa

    Mikania Willd. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Meikle, R.D. [524], Nigeria 12307.000
    Harley, R.M. [27290], Brazil 55826.000
    Hind, D.J.N. [3520], Brazil 63514.000
    Hind, D.J.N. [3652], Brazil 63549.000
    Carvalho, A.M. [6743], Brazil K001031896
    Carvalho, A.M. [6743], Brazil K001031897
    Spruce, R. [s.n.], Peru K000200685
    Paixão, J.L. [1140], Brazil K001031895
    Spruce, R. [1585], Brazil K001062011
    Spruce, R. [1725], Brazil K001062012

    First published in Sp. Pl., ed. 4, 3: 1481, 1742 (1803)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 3: 301. Nom. cons.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bremer, Anderberg, Karis & Lundberg in Asterac. Clad. & Class.: 647 (1994)
    • R.M. King & H. Rob., Genera of the Eupatorieae: 419 (1987)
    • B.L. Rob. in Contr. Gray Herb. 104: 55 (1934)
    • Sp. Pl. ed. 4, 3: 1742 (1803), nom. cons .

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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