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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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
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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Images last updated: Saturday 23 September 2006

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25. Probably as Mikania natalensis

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 27.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mikania carteri
African Plant Database: Mikania carteri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mikania carteri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mikania carteri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mikania carteri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mikania carteri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mikania carteri
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mikania carteri
iNaturalist: Mikania carteri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mikania carteri
JSTOR Plant Science: Mikania carteri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mikania carteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mikania carteri
Plants of the World Online: Mikania carteri
Tropicos: Mikania carteri
Wikipedia: Mikania carteri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mikania carteri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158700, retrieved 7 December 2021

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