Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Research progress on prevention and control of Mikania micrantha.

Abstract

Mikania micrantha is an invasive species that originated in central and south america, known as "plant killer". It belongs to compositae eupatorium, and could make other plants grow unnaturally by competing nutrients with other species, resulting in a serious threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in China. The characteristics and control methods of Mikania micrantha was systematically reviewed, and the future prevention and comprehensive exploitation and utilization of Mikania micrantha on the basis of existing research was discussed.