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''Mikania scandens'' flowers from January to October and has been found fruiting in every month of the year.<ref>[www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ PanFlora Plant Database], Gil Nelson.  Last accessed:2/12/2020</ref><ref>Gunderson, L., D. Taylor and J. Craig 1983. Report SFRC-83/04 Fire effects on flowering and fruiting patterns of understory plants in pinelands of EVER. Everglades National Park, South Florida Research Center, Homestead, Florida, 36 pg.</ref>
 
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''Mikania scandens'' persists in frequently burned pine communities. A study on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park found ''M. scandens'' to not vary in phenology or degree of flowering or fruiting comparing plots burned one year, two years, six years, or seven years prior.<ref>Gunderson, L., D. Taylor and J. Craig 1983. Report SFRC-83/04 Fire effects on flowering and fruiting patterns of understory plants in pinelands of EVER. Everglades National Park, South Florida Research Center, Homestead, Florida, 36 pg.</ref>
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The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of ''Mikania scandens'' at Archbold Biological Station: <ref name="Deyrup 2015">Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.</ref>
 
The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of ''Mikania scandens'' at Archbold Biological Station: <ref name="Deyrup 2015">Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.</ref>

Latest revision as of 16:42, 12 February 2020

Mikania scandens
Mika scan.jpg
Photo by John R. Gwaltney, Southeastern Flora.com
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae
Genus: Mikania
Species: M. scandens
Binomial name
Mikania scandens
(L.) Willd.
Mika scan dist.jpg
Natural range of Mikania scandens from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: Climbing hempvine

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Mikania scandens var. pubescens (Nuttall) Torrey & A. Gray; M. scandens var. scandens

Description

A description of Mikania scandens is provided in The Flora of North America.

Distribution

Ecology

Phenology

Mikania scandens flowers from January to October and has been found fruiting in every month of the year.[1][2]

Fire ecology

Mikania scandens persists in frequently burned pine communities. A study on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park found M. scandens to not vary in phenology or degree of flowering or fruiting comparing plots burned one year, two years, six years, or seven years prior.[3]

Pollination

The following Hymenoptera families and species were observed visiting flowers of Mikania scandens at Archbold Biological Station: [4]

Vespidae: Pachodynerus nasidens, Parancistrocerus fulvipes rufovestris, P. salcularis rufulus

Conservation and management

Cultivation and restoration

Photo Gallery

References and notes

  1. [www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ PanFlora Plant Database], Gil Nelson. Last accessed:2/12/2020
  2. Gunderson, L., D. Taylor and J. Craig 1983. Report SFRC-83/04 Fire effects on flowering and fruiting patterns of understory plants in pinelands of EVER. Everglades National Park, South Florida Research Center, Homestead, Florida, 36 pg.
  3. Gunderson, L., D. Taylor and J. Craig 1983. Report SFRC-83/04 Fire effects on flowering and fruiting patterns of understory plants in pinelands of EVER. Everglades National Park, South Florida Research Center, Homestead, Florida, 36 pg.
  4. Deyrup, M.A. and N.D. 2015. Database of observations of Hymenoptera visitations to flowers of plants on Archbold Biological Station, Florida, USA.