Mikania chenopodiifolia Willd.

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Mikania chenopodiifolia

Habit
Riverine fringe within chipya woodland
Chishimba Falls, Kasama District
Jun 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Mikania chenopodiifolia

Leaves
Riverine fringe within chipya woodland
Chishimba Falls, Kasama District
Jun 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Mikania chenopodiifolia

Inflorescences
Riverine fringe within chipya woodland
Chishimba Falls, Kasama District
Jun 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Mikania chenopodiifolia

Flowers
Riverine fringe within chipya woodland
Chishimba Falls, Kasama District
Jun 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Eupatorium chenopodiifolium (Willd.) Poir.
Eupatorium scandens Thunb.
Mikania capensis DC.
Mikania dioscoreifolia DC.
Mikania floribunda DC.
Mikania oxyota DC.
Mikania thunbergioides DC.
Mikania tropaeolifolia O.Hoffm.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub to 5–9 m; stem terete to sub-angled, somewhat branched, sometimes sub-winged, brown to reddish brown, glabrous to pubescent, sometimes hairy at nodes. Leaves with petiole 1.1–7.5 cm, sparsely hairy to pubescent, blade ovate, cordate, 2.2–10 cm long, 1.1–6.7 cm wide, base auriculate, sub-sagittate to hastate, margins dentate to laxly serrate, ± revolute, apex acuminate to long-acuminate, glabrous or sparsely hairy above, glabrous or sparsely hairy to sometimes pubescent and glandular-punctate beneath, usually with 3 distinct and 2 less distinct raised veins originating from the base. Inflorescence a dense, leafy corymb on an axillary peduncle, 2.5–16 cm long, branched, clusters of capitula arranged in panicles; capitula 6–8.5 mm long, 2–3 mm in diameter; stalks of individual capitula 1.5–6 mm; phyllaries green, sometimes with purplish tinge, equal, narrowly lanceolate, boat-shaped, 4.5–8 mm long, sometimes appearing swollen at the base, apical margins shortly fimbriate, glabrous to pubescent, sometimes glandular. Corolla 3.5–5 mm long, white, glandular, especially at lobes, lobes short, triangular, margins thickened; anthers with lanceolate appendages, 1–21/2 times longer than wide, protruding beyond corolla lobes; style exserted for ± 1–2.6 mm. Achenes fawn to brown or black, 2–3 mm, glandular; small carpopodium evident, cream to straw-coloured; pappus 3–6 mm, minutely barbellate, connate at base.
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Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chenopodiifolia: with leaves like Chenopodium, a genus of annual and perennial herbs.
Habitat: Riverine forest fringe
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread from West to East Africa to Southern Africa (excluding Namibia and Zimbabwe) as well as Madagascar
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 July 2023
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Mikania chenopodiifolia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=226880, retrieved 24 September 2023

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