Mikania hookeriana DC.
  • Prodr. 5: 195. 1836.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Mikania hookeriana DC. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000117817. Accessed on: 23 Feb 2020'

General Information

Mikania hookeriana DC., Prodr. 5: 195. 1836.

Trepadoras subsuculentas o algo leñosas o arbustos escandentes; tallos teretes, medulosos, huecos en el centro, estriados, puberulentos a glabros. Hojas ovadas, 9–15 cm de largo y 4–9 cm de ancho, ápice agudo, base obtusa o redondeada, márgenes enteros, pustulado-punteadas, prominentemente 3-nervias desde o cerca de la base; pecíolos 1–4 cm de largo. Capitulescencias de glomérulos amontonados con numerosas cabezas; involucros 4–5 mm de largo, basalmente abultados; corolas 5–6 mm de largo. Aquenios ca 3 mm de largo, glabros o casi glabros; vilano de ca 50 cerdas ciliadas, 5–6 mm de largo, café-amarillentas.

Rara, bosques siempreverdes, zona atlántica; 10–700 m; fl y fr feb–abr; Sandino 5097, Stevens 19767-b; México a Perú y las Antillas.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora de Nicaragua
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    • 1
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    Coarse usually woody, sparingly branched vines; stems pale to dark brownish, terete, striate, slightly puberulous to sparsely hirsute, the larger stems often fistulose. Leaves opposite; blades usually ovate to broadly ovate, sometimes with prominent angles, to 15 cm long and 10 cm wide, the base rounded, the margins entire, the apex short-acute to slightly acuminate, the upper surface sparsely puberulous to glabrate, the lower surface brownish puberulous, glandular puncta- tions not prominent, the venation with two pairs of prominent secondary veins in the basal quarter, the upper pair strongly ascending and giving a trinervate aspect, the tertiary veins not prominently and regularly transverse; petioles sometimes slender, 1-5 cm long. Inflorescence a panicle with paniculate branches, the branches puberulous; heads in pairs or groups of 3 congested near tips of short branches, sessile. Heads 8-9 mm high; subinvolucral bract 1.5-2.0 mm long, thin with few or no hairs abaxially; involucral bracts oblong with rounded tips, ca. 4 mm long including the somewhat swollen bases, ca. 1 mm wide, somewhat puberulous and glandular-punctate on outer surface; corolla whitish, fragrant, 4.5-5.5 mm long, the tube distinct, 1.0-1.5 mm long, the limb narrowly campanulate, the lobes half again as long as wide with a few glands and short hairs near the tips, the cells oblong, 15-25 u wide, the cell walls slightly sinuous; anther appendages firm, ovate-triangular, slightly longer than wide; style base glabrous, the style appendages with short papillae. Achenes with 4-5 ribs, ca. 3.5 mm long, the sides with a few short hairs and glands; pappus of 40-50 slender, sometimes sharply angled, bristles mostly in 1 series, the tips not or scarcely enlarged, the apical cells often acute.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
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    • 2
    • ]. 



  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
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    • 2
    • ]. 


  • Provided by: [A].Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    • Distribution

      distributed from southern Mexico south to Peru and Brazil.

    • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
      • Source: [
      • 2
      • ]. 

      Distribution Map

      • Native distribution
      Found in
      • Southern America Brazil Parí
      • Bahia
      • Brazilia Distrito Federal
      • Mato Grosso
      • Mato Grosso do Sul

       Information From

      Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
      Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
      • A Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
      CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0). https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0
      • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      MBG Floras Images
      Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
      • C Missouri Botanical Garden
      Flora de Panama
      Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
      • D Missouri Botanical Garden
      Flora de Nicaragua
      WD Stevens, CU Ulloa, A Pool and OM Montiel. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2001
      • E Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).