Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L.Rob.

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Synonyms: Mikania carteri Baker
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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Notes: Mapaura & Timberlake (2004) list only one species of Mikania for Zimbabwe, namely Mikania carteri Baker. This name is now considered a synonym of M. cordata (Burm.f.) B.L.Rob. However, the more and widespread species also listed for Zimbabwe is M. sagittifera B.L.Rob. Although another taxon, Mikania chenopodiifolia Willd., is not listed for Zimbabwe, this seems very odd as that species is widespread throughout Africa and has been commonly recorded from all countries surrounding Zimbabwe and should very likely also occur here. Since all mentioned taxa are very similar and the differences are not known to us we for now have placed all our records under Mikania sp.
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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 cordata
African Plant Database: Mikania cordata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mikania cordata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mikania cordata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mikania cordata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mikania cordata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mikania cordata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Mikania cordata
iNaturalist: Mikania cordata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mikania cordata
JSTOR Plant Science: Mikania cordata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mikania cordata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mikania cordata
Plants of the World Online: Mikania cordata
Tropicos: Mikania cordata
Wikipedia: Mikania cordata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Mikania cordata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=158700, retrieved 30 September 2022

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