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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Farmacobotanica, fitoquimica e farmacologia do Guaco: revisao considerando Mikania glomerata Sprengel e Mikania laevigata Schulyz Bip.
valerianifolia, Fleischmannia sideritides, Hebeclinium macrophyllum, Heterocondylus vitalbae*, Jaegeria hirta, Koanophyllon hylonomum*, Lasianthaea fruticosa (T)*, Liabum bourgeaui, Melampodium costaricense, Melanthera nivea*, Mikania guaco, M.
The gall midges (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) of Mikania glomerata (Asteraceae) in southeastern Brazil.
Secondary pollen presentation and style morphology in the invasive weed Mikania micrantha in South China.
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.
Wild caterpillars were found feeding on climbing hempweed Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asterales: Asteraceae) and laboratory cohorts were successfully raised with it.
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.
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.
de Assis et al., "Anti-inflammatory activity and possible mechanism of extract from Mikania laevigata in carrageenan-induced peritonitis," Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, vol.
Finally, noxious weeds like Asystasia and Mikania can dominate in these areas because of their high tolerance to low soil fertility and shade from the palm canopy [10].