Mikania carteri Baker

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Mikania carteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Eagle School Junction

Mikania carteri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Eagle School Junction

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
The following description was drawn up from a specimen collected in Leamington Rd, Harare: Perennial, climbing or trailing, twining herb. Leaves opposite, petiolate; lamina triangular-ovate; base cordate; apex acuminate; margin shallowly crenate-serrate. Capitula 8-10 mm, cylindric, in congested corymbs on peduncles 2-4 cm, each one arising at the same point as the petiole of a lf. Phyllaries 5-7 mm, subequal, 4 appressed with 1 spreading outer bract. Achenes 2-3 mm, black, dotted with glands, 5-angled. Pappus of c.40 scabrid bristles.
Notes: Mapaura & Timberlake (2004) list only one species of Mikania for Zimbabwe, namely Mikania carteri Baker, and we have followed that treatment in this account. However, it is very probable that more than one species occurs in Zimbabwe.
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Habitat: Scrambling on vegetation by rivers and streams; also on forest edges.
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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African Plant Database: Mikania carteri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Mikania carteri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mikania carteri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mikania carteri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mikania carteri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mikania carteri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mikania carteri
Ispot Southern Africa : Mikania carteri
JSTOR Plant Science: Mikania carteri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mikania carteri
Tropicos: Mikania carteri
West African Plants database: Mikania carteri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mikania carteri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158700, retrieved 28 August 2016

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