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Mikania micrantha (Asteraceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Mikania micrantha from the Global Compendium of Weeds, and citations of references to this species as a weed. Definitions of terms are available in the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For further information--or to report corrections or concerns--contact webmaster@hear.org.


Synonyms/other Latin names:see GRIN ]

Status(es) (compiled for below "Data sources"): agricultural weed, environmental weed, garden thug, naturalised, noxious weed, sleeper weed, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): [no info]



Data sources:

Actual and Prospective Weeds. Pacific Islands Ecosystems at Risk Project; http://www.hear.org/pier/ [ online info ]

Importation of Fresh Bananas from the Philippines Technical Information Paper May 2002. BIOSECURITY AUSTRALIA. (Tables 16 & 17 (Weeds))

Acuna, G.J. (1974). Plantas Indeseables en Los Cultivos Cubanos. Academia de Ciencias, Insitituto de Investigaciones de Cuba, Havana. (agricultural weed)

Aliens List, Nominated Worst Invasive Weeds after a request by Sarah Lowe from ISSG New Zealand to the Aliens email list group.

China Species Information Service. Invasive Aliens Species in China.

Common Weeds of Vanuatu (with comments on its impacts and control)

Cronk, Q.C.B and Fuller, J.L. (1995). Plant Invaders, The threat to natural ecosystems. Chapman and Hall United Kingdom

Dr. David Patterson Weed Specialist North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Protection Section email: David_Patterson@mail.agr.state.nc.us

EXOTIC WEEDS AND ALIENS. An html page found on the UNDP sponsored Sustainable Development Networking Programme Website - India now being maintained by the ENVIS Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi.

Federal Noxious Weed List of the United States. - State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds. USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Fournet, J. (1993) Phytoecological Characteristics of Weed Populations in Sugar Cane and Banana Plantations in Basse Terre (Guadeloupe). Weed Research Oxford. 33: 5, 383-395

Germplasm Resources Information Network G.R.I.N. GRIN

Global Invasive Species Database was developed by the IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) as part of the global initiative on invasive species led by the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP). Results of a search for all Plantae Kingdom.

Harada, J., Shibayama, H. and Morita, H. (1996). Weeds in the Tropics. Association for International Cooperation of Agriculture and Forestry, Japan.

Henty, E.E. and Pritchard, G.S. (1973) Weeds of New Guinea and their control. Botany Bulletin N7. Department of Forests. Div. of Botany. Lae, P.N.G. (All plants illustrated, kept in Agency library)

Holm, L. G., Pancho, J. V., Herberger, J. P. and Plucknett, D. L. (1979). A Geographical Atlas of World Weeds. John Wiley and Sons NewYork, USA

Holm, L.G., Plucknett, D.L., Pancho, J.V. and Herberger, J.P. (1977). The World's Worst Weeds. Distribution and Biology. University Press of Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii.

HortGuard and GrainGuard Initial Threat List Compilations

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindly provided by Mr Nai Kin Ho) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Introduced (Naturalised) Flora of Ecuador: Catalogs on Web site of owners: http://www.ambiente.gov.ec/AMBIENTE/i3n2000 I3N.htm (If this link is broken, try www.ambiente.gov.ec, then access the data by clicking on "Ecuador Megadiverso" link at the top, then on "Biodiversidad del Ecuador" on the right, then on ""I3N"" on the left.) [ online info ]

Invasive Species in China. China Species Information System.

Invasive and Exotic Weeds. Invasive List: The Source for Information and Images of Invasive & Exotic Species. A joint project of The University of Georgia's Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service and USDA APHIS PPQ.

John Hosking, NSW Department of Agriculture, Weed Database 30 April 2003

Krishna Chandra Paudel, Bhairab Raj Kaini (2003). Nepal Sharing experiences from agricultural and forestry sectors. Nepal. in - Nirmalie Pallewatta, Jamie K. Reaser, and Alexis T. Gutierrez (ed's) (2003). Invasive Alien Species in South-Southeast Asia National Reports & Directory of Resources. The Global Invasive Species Programme, Cape Town, South Africa.

List of exotic plants that have naturalised within the Wet Tropics Bioregion from Werren, G. (2001) 'Environmental Weeds of the Wet Tropics Bioregion: Risk Assessment & Priority Ranking'. A report prepared for the Wet Tropics Management Authority, Cairns [Source of data: Queensland Herbarium records (HERBRECS) to November 2000; emended by concatenating conspecific subspecies/varieties, and inserting additional species otherwise known to have naturalised within the region]

Liu, J., Dong, M., Miao, S.L., Li, Z.Y., Song, M.H. & Wang, R.Q. (2006). Invasive alien plants in China: role of clonality and geographical origin. Biological Invasions 8: pp:1461-1470.

MAF BIOSECURITY AUTHORITY STANDARD. 155.02.05. Importation of Seed for Sowing. 1.5.1 QUARANTINE IMPURITIES. No seed lot will be released for sowing in New Zealand if it contains: * unidentified seed * regulated pests * in excess of 0.1% by weight of soil particles * seed of any of the quarantine weed species listed in the schedule below. 1.5.2 SCHEDULE OF REGULATED (QUARANTINE) WEED SEEDS

Major Weeds of Thailand. Botany and Weed Science Division of the Thai Department of Agriculture.

Marzocca, A. (1994). Guia Descriptiva De Malezas Del Cono Sur. Instituto Nacional De Tecnologia Agropecuaria.

Mitchell, A.A. and Waterhouse, B.M. (1998) Northern Australian Quarantine Service, Weeds Target List. 2nd Ed. Misc. Pub. No. 6/98. AQIS Canberra. NAQS.

National Parks Board, Singapore. Species Lists.

Noda, K., Teerawatsakul, M., Prakongvongs, C. and Chaiwiratnukul, L. (1994). Major Weeds in Thailand. National Weed Science Research Institute Project, Revised Third Edition. Thailand.

Noxious weeds in the US and Canada. This web site provides a searchable database of the noxious weed lists for all U.S. states and six southern provinces of Canada. The database can be searched by plant name, state name, or by clicking on a map. This portion of the INVADERS web site is supported by the USDA Agricultural Research Service. Principal investigators: Dr. Kerri Skinner, University of Nebraska - Kearny, NE Dr. Lincoln Smith, USDA-ARS Western Region Research Center, Albany, CA Peter Rice, University of Montana - Missoula, MT

Parker, C. (1992) Weeds of Bhutan. National Plant Protection Centre, Simtokha, Royal Government of Bhutan.

Plant Threats to Pacific Ecosystems. A product of the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER). This table lists all species that are profiled on PIER. It includes those of environmental concern (including those that are probably of threat only to islands with high elevations) as well as agricultural and ruderal weeds. Jim Space, PEIR Co-ordinator.

Problematic invasive alien plants in Nepal.

Puerto Rico: Summary Of Plant Protection Regulations Updated September, 1999 Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture Plant Quarantine Services, Noxious Weeds.

RAPID. Common Weeds and Poisonous Plants of North America: University of Idaho, College of Agriculture - [RAPID = Random Access Plant IDentification]

Randall, R.P. & Kessal

Randall, R.P. (2001). Garden thugs, a national list of invasive and potentially invasive garden plants. Plant Protection Quarterly 16 (4), 138-171.

Randall, R.P., Mitchell, A.A. & Waterhouse, B.M. (1999) Tropical Weeds Report. Internal Report to Manager of Plant Industry Protection, Dept of Agriculture, Western Australia.

Robertson, M. (2006). Environmental weed management guides for regional Australia. A survey conducted by the Cooperative Research Centre for Australian Weed Management (Weeds CRC) has seen regional Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies throughout Australia have input into the next series of weed management guides. For the interest of those who responded to the survey, this document is a brief summary of the findings and an update of the project. CRC for Australian Weed Management, Adelaide.

Soerjani, M., Kostermans, A.J.G.H. and Tjitrosoepomo, G. (Eds) (1987). Weeds of Rice in Indonesia. Balai Pustaka, Jakata.

State Noxious Weeds of the USA. - State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds. USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

stigaciones de Cuba, Havana. (agricultural weed)

Aliens List, Nominated Worst Invasive Weeds after a request by Sarah Lowe from ISSG New Zealand to the Aliens email list group.

China Species Information Service. Invasive Aliens Species in China.

Common Weeds of Vanuatu (with comments on its impacts and control)

Cronk, Q.C.B and Fuller, J.L. (1995). Plant Invaders, The threat to natural ecosystems. Chapman and Hall United Kingdom

Dr. David Patterson Weed Specialist North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Protection Section email: David_Patterson@mail.agr.state.nc.us

EXOTIC WEEDS AND ALIENS. An html page found on the UNDP sponsored Sustainable Development Networking Programme Website - India now being maintained by the ENVIS Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi.

Federal Noxious Weed List of the United States. - State and Federal Composite List of All U.S. Noxious Weeds. USDA, NRCS 1999. The PLANTS database. National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.



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