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Genus: Mikania

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Eupatorieae

About 430 species, mainly native to the tropics, with four occurring in southern Africa.  

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Mikania capensis


Mikania carteri

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Mikania natalensis (Mikania)

ihlozi (elimhlophe), ikhambi-lesiduli, umdlonzo [Zulu]

See KwaZulu-Natal wild flowers by Elsa Pooley p. 210.

Mikania sagittifera



  • Holmes, W.C. 1982. Revision of the Old World Mikania (Compositae). Botanische Jahrbücher 103: 211-246.


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