Biology and Impacts of Pacific Islands Invasive Species. 13. Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae)1

  title={Biology and Impacts of Pacific Islands Invasive Species. 13. Mikania micrantha Kunth (Asteraceae)1},
  author={Michael D. Day and David Roy Clements and Christine Gile and Wilmot K. A. D. Senaratne and Shicai Shen and Leslie A. Weston and Fudou Zhang},
  journal={Pacific Science},
  pages={257 - 285}
Abstract: Mikania micrantha Kunth, commonly known as bitter vine, American rope, or mile-a-minute, is a rapidly growing vine, native to tropical America. Mikania micrantha is present in 20 Pacific island countries and territories, including Australia, the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu. A CLIMEX model based on native distribution of M. micrantha suggests that most of the islands in the Pacific, southern Asia, and parts… 

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