Mikania


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Mikania

 

a genus of plants of the family Compositae. They are shrubs and usually climbing perennial grasses. The leaves are opposite, and the usually white or pink flowers grow in clusters of four in spicate or other compound inflorescences. There are approximately 250 species, found primarily in the tropics and subtropics of America. Some herbaceous species are used in landscaping. Climbing hempweed (Mikania scandens), which grows wild from Florida and Texas throughout tropical America, is raised in greenhouses.

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Fresh leaves of 3 kg of Mikania micrantha were air dried at room temperature, powdered by grinder and soaked in 95% alcohol, allowed to stand for 6 hours in an air tight container.
Mikania (Asteraceae) species are found throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia (Bangladesh and India) (Patar and Yahaya, 2012), Brazil and South America (Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) (Chowdhury et al.
2 % del total de especies, y son principalmente no lenosos (Elaphoglossum, Peperomia, Epidendrum, Polypodium, Pleurothallis, Anthurium, Rhynchospora, Mikania, Pentacalia) o con especies en ambas grupos funcionales (Clusia, Solanum, Monnina, Miconia) y solo tres generos con especies exclusivamente lenosas (Piper, Palicourea, Psychotria).
Especies de otros generos de asteraceas tambien han sido mencionadas por su toxicidad para el hombre y los animales; entre ellos destacan los siguientes: Ambrosia, Anthemis, Arnica, Artemisia, Aster, Baileya, Barkleyanthus, Bidens, Cirsium, Conyza, Chromolaena, Elephantopus, Geigeria, Gutierrezia, Haplopappus, Helenium, Iva, Lactuca, Leucanthemum, Ligularia, Lygodesmia, Mikania, Packera, Parthenium, Pittocaulon, Psacalium, Psilostrophe, Rudbeckia, Sigesbeckia, Solidago, Sommerfeltia, Sonchus, Tagetes, Tanacetum, Telanthophora, Tetradymia, Trixis, Vernonia, Zexmenia, etc.
Mikania alone decreased oil palm yields due to competition for soil nutrients.
Likewise, Swamy and Ramakrishnan (1988) found that the reproductive effort of Mikania micrantha was greater in 3 year old field compared to that of 12 years fallow field.
Noteworthy species of Chromolaena and Mikania (Eupatorieae) from Venezuela.
More than 90% frequency was estimated for the 9 taxa Alternanthera sessilis, Achyranthes aspera, Bauhinia variegata, Cassia alata, Cynodon dactylon, Lemna acquinoctialis Mikania indica, Mimosa pudica, and Trema orientalis, while Parthenium hysterophorus, Mallotus philippensis, Enhydra fluctuans, Echinochloa crusgalli, Commelina bengalensis, Bauhinia variegata, Crotalaria pallida, and the fern Ampelopteris prolifera either touched 90% or was very close to it.
Entre los primeros datos senalados por el autor estuvo que la planta conocida popularmente como guaco era llamada entre los cientificos Mikania guaco, pues la taxonomia linneada era la empleada por los especialistas.