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Mile-a-Minute (466) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Weeds


Common Name

Mile-a-minute; it is also known as mikania, mikania vine, or Chinese creeper. CABI prefers bitter vine.

Scientific Name

Mikania micrantha. Another species Mikania cordata is similar. It is a member of the Asteraceae.

AUTHORS Grahame Jackson, Aradhana Deesh & Mani Mua
Adapted from Mikania vine (Mikania micrantha) (2018) Weeds of SE Qld and Northern NSW. Lucidcentral. (; and additional information from CABI (2019) Mikania micrantha (bitter vine). Invasive Species Compendium. (; and Waterhouse DF, Norris KR (1987) Biological Control Pacific Prospects. Inkata Press, Melbourne; and Mikania vine (Mikania micrantha) (2018) NSW Weedwise. Department of Primary Industries. NSW Government. (; and from Mikania vine Mikania micrantha (2016) Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Photo 1 Andrew Derksen, USDA-APHIS, Photo 2-4 Dennis J. Giardina, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission , Photo 6 Julia Scher, Federal Noxious Weeds Disseminules, USDA APHIS PPQ,

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/185: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland, in association with the Pacific Community and Koronivia Research Station, Ministry of Agriculture, Fiji.

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