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Taxon: Mikania micrantha Kunth

Genus: Mikania
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae).
Nomen number: 316383
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 4:105[folio]. 1818; 4:134[quarto]. 1820
Name verified on: 16-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL*, HI*°, MA*, NC*, PR*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bittervine   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • climbing hempweed   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • mikania-vine   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • mile-a-minute   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • wei gan ju   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • liane-serpent   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • carobinha   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • guaco-verdadeiro   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa [s.], Tamaulipas [s.]
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Middle Atlantic Ocean: St. Helena - Ascension
    Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius; Reunion
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: British Indian Ocean Terr - Diego Garcia
    Indo-China: Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Fiji; Niue; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands

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Images:

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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?316383 (02 September 2014)

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