Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Decne.
Rajania quinata Houtt.
Lardizabalaceae
Akebia quinata (45515 octets)
Evergreen or semi-evergreen climber. Leaves digitate, long stalked, with 5 leaflets. Leaflets glabrous, light green, ovate to obovate, 1.5 - 6 cm long, apex emarginate. Flowers apetalous in axillary racemes in April. Female flowers solitary or in pair, with 3 conspicuous dark purple sepals, about 2.5-3 cm across. Male flowers numerous, smaller, pale purple, at the end of the inflorescence. Fruit oblong, fleshy, purple-violet.

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Cultivated: France and Germany

Author: Frédéric Tournay

Ethnobotanical aspects of Akebia quinata by Plants for a future database

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