NOTES ON SOME GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF MIKANIA CORD AT A (BURM. F.) B.L. ROBINSON*

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  • B.T. MERCADO Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines at Los Banos, College, Laguna

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https://doi.org/10.11598/btb.1994.0.7.110

Abstract

Mikania follows a sympodial dichotomy pattern of branching. Both stem (branches) and leaves give rise to new plants with relative ease. Internodes also root easily but do not give rise to new plants. Flower formation and seed germination are strongly  influenced by  light. Numerous seeds are produced but only  few are  filled; still fewer are the seeds that germinate. The period from early emergence to about the 3-leafed stage is most critical for survival of the new plant.Keywords: Mikania cordata, Growth, Weed physiology

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