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Titre du document / Document title

Mikania micrantha H. B. K. in China - an overview

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

ZHANG L. Y. (1) ; YE W. H. (1) ; CAO H. L. (1) ; FENG H. L. (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) South China Botanical Garden, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, CHINE
(2) Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanic Garden, Shenzhen, Guangdong, CHINE

Résumé / Abstract

As one of the worst invasive weeds in the world, Mikania micrantha H. B. K. spread to southern China after 1910 but without any natural enemies. Since the 1980s it has started to spread and invade widely. The weed has caused significant damage to many ecosystems in Guangdong province in recent years. This paper reviews the research in China on this weed, including its description, history of introduction together with information from morphological and physiological studies. The distribution of this invasive plant in China has been mapped and is presented together with damage being caused and analyses of soil types infested. The measures taken by the Chinese government for prevention and elimination are also discussed. Chinese scientists are now looking for effective biocontrol options to deal with this deleterious plant. Several native insects, mites and fungi have been reported to be able to control the reproduction of this weed in China, but no natural control has been achieved. Cuscuta sp., a native autoecious vine has recently been shown to suppress the growth of M. micrantha. Three major causes for the massive spread of this weed in southern China are presented together with recommendations for future control activities.

Revue / Journal Title

Weed research    ISSN  0043-1737   CODEN WEREAT 

Source / Source

2004, vol. 44, no1, pp. 42-49 [8 page(s) (article)] (1 p.1/4)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI  (1961) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Asia

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China

;

Weed

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Weed science

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Chemical control

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Biological control

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Asie

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Chine

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Mauvaise herbe

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Malherbologie

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Lutte chimique

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Lutte biologique

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Asia

;

China

;

Malezas

;

Ciencia malas hierbas

;

Lucha química

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Lucha biológica

;

Mots-clés d'auteur / Author Keywords

Mikania micrantha

;

invasive weed

;

biocontrol

;

chemical control

;

overview

;

China

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 12168, 35400011656262.0060

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