Mikania micrantha Kunth

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Mikania

Other System Links

Plants: MIMI5
Bayer: MIKMI
GRIN: 316383
ITIS: 36046
NPDN Host: 34270

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
bittervine, Chinese creeper, kwalo koburu, liane americaine, mile-a-minute, ovaova, wa mbosuvu


Category: Vines
Category: Shrub or Subshrub