Mikania micrantha

Family Asteraceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds; Species targeted for eradication; World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesAmerican Rope, Chinese Creeper, Mikania, Mikania Vine, Mile-a-minute, Mile-a-minute Weed
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formVine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyWing/Achene/Pappus
Maximum height (m)6
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeTropical America
Exotic range (Australia)QLD, Christmas Island
Exotic range (other)Africa, Asia, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands Christmas Island
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Riparian systems, Scrublands/shrublands, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wetlands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile
Decade of introduction1970

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 1

Species has increases in the area of suitable habitat and habitat suitability of observations under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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