1. Family: Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Mikania Willd.
      1. Mikania microptera DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical America, W. Tropical Africa to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub to 5 m; stems reddish-brown, poorly branched, usually 6-angled, sometimes minutely winged, glabrous to pubescent around nodes and along ridges.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, with petiole 1.5–9 cm, blade ovate, paler green beneath, 3–11.5 cm long, 2.7–11.3 cm wide, base cordate, margins dentate to crenate to minutely toothed, apex acuminate, lamina thin, glabrous to sub-glabrous, glandular-punctate beneath, usually with 3 distinct and 2 less distinct veins originating from base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a fairly lax leafy corymb borne on a pubescent, axillary peduncle, 4–12 cm long, usually conspicuously trichotomously branched; capitula 6–9 mm long, 1.5–2 mm diameter; individual stalks of capitula 2–9 mm, pubescent; phyllaries pale green, linear-lanceolate, boat-shaped, sometimes swollen at base, 4–7 mm long, inner 2 wider than outer 2, glabrous to pubescent, more so towards apex, 3-veined, outer 2 consistently more hairy and sometimes glandular, chaffy.
    Flowers
    Corolla 3–4 mm long, white, glandular, especially at lobes, lobes accounting for at least 3/4 of limb; anther appendages 1–2 times longer than wide, protruding beyond corolla lobes; style-arms exserted for ± 2 mm.
    Fruits
    Achenes fawn to black, 3–4 mm long, with scattered glands; carpopodium not evident or obscurely so; pappus 2.5–4 mm long, barbellate, connate at base.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest, riverine forest and -thicket, swamp forest; 200–1800 m
    Distribution
    T1 T4 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Ecuador, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tanzania, Uganda, Venezuela, Zaïre

    Mikania microptera DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3611], Cameroon K000025753
    Jan 1, 1997 Mattos Silva, L.A. [1017], Bahia K000052722
    Jan 1, 1974 Bahia K000052721
    Jan 1, 1927 Fendler, A. [626], Venezuela Mikania hexagona K000500131 isotype
    Riedel [913], Brazil Mikania scandens var. microptera K000925933
    Glaziou [10972], Brazil Mikania scandens var. microptera K000925932

    First published in Prodr. 5: 196 (1836)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Lisowski, Aster. Afr. Centr. 2: 463, fig. 94 (1991).
    • W.C. Holmes in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 103: 237, fig. 12 & 13 (map) (1982).
    • DC., Prodr. 5: 196 (1836).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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