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Common name

English: Mile-a-minute

German: Chinesischer Sommerefeu

Mandarin: 微甘菊 (wei gan ju)


Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Asterales (235)

        Family: Asteraceae (219)(family description)

          Genus: Mikania (1)

            Epithet: micrantha Kunth (1)

Synonyms: Eupatorium denticulatum Vahl, Mikania batatifolia DC., Mikania deltoides Poepp., Mikania glechomaefolia Sch.Bip., Mikania orinocensis Kunth

denticulatum => with minute teeth

glechomaefolia => leaves resembling the leaves of Glechoma

micrantha => bearing minute flowers


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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