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  Mikania micrantha
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  Citation:  Mikania micrantha Kunth in HBK, Nov. Gen. Sp. 4: 134. 1820; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 217. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 375. 1990; Uniyal in Hajra et al., Fl. India 12: 357.1995; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 171. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 475. 2009. Mikania scandens Clarke, Comp. Ind. 34. 1876, non L.; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 144. 1881. Mikania cordata (Burm. f.) Robins., Contrib. Gray Herb. 104:65.1934; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 231. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 253. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 9. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 251. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 177. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 205. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 168. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 286. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 386. 2009. Eupatorium cordatum Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 176. t. 58. 1768.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vayara
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mikenia, Bittervine, Chinese Creeper, Climbing Hempweed
  Description: Climbers, stem glandular-hispid. Leaves simple, opposite, 5-8 x 4-6 cm, ovate, apex acute, base cordate, crenate, glabrate; petiole 2-4 cm long. Heads 5 mm long, in axillary panicles; bracts biseriate, outer 2 smaller, inner 3-5, 4 x 1.5 mm, ovate, obtuse. Flowers 3-5, similar, bisexual; corolla 3 mm long, tubular, lobes 5, glandular, white; anthers linear. Achenes 2 mm long, 5-ribbed, black, glabrous; pappus 4 mm long, many, hispid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Forest plantations and also in the plains in moist localities
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Vazhachal, Umiyar, Thayanankkudy, Koruthode, Thunakkadavu, Thekkuthode, Ambayathode, Chandanathode, on way to Kannoth, Alleppey town
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