Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L.Rob.

Family: Asteraceae Genus: Mikania Species: Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L.Rob.






Synonym Eupatorium cordatum, Eupatorium volubile Flower Color White
Common Name Bitter Vine, Climbing Hemp Vine, American Rope Flower Type Corymb
English / Trade Name Chinese Creeper,mile-a-minute Weed Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Oori-hingchabi Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Up to 2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit an achene, linear-oblong, 2 to 3 mm long, five angled, blackish brown, glandular; pappus of 40 to 45 bristles about 4 mm long
Habitat Forest Plantations And Also In The Plains In Moist Localities Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Southeast Asia And Eastern Africa Bark Details Bark Smooth, Striate Or Fissured Grey
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a vigorously growing perennial creeper that grows best in areas in high humidity, light and soil fertility, though it can adapt in less fertile soils featherlike seeds are dispersed by wind. A single stalk can produce between 20 and 40 thousand seeds a season Leaf Details Leaves cordate or triangular-ovate, blade 3 to 12 cm long, 2 to 6 cm wide

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found