|Akebia trifoliata (Thunb.) Koidz.|
|Akebia lobata Decne. - Clematis trifoliata Thunb.|
Evergreen or semi-evergreen climber. Leaves trifoliate, long stalked, 6-16 cm long, 3-14 cm wide. Leaflets glabrous, light green, ovate, margin undulate or lobed, apex emarginate. Flowers apetalous in axillary racemes in April. Female flowers conspicuous with 3 purplish brown sepals, about 1.5-2 cm across. Male flowers smaller, pale purple, at the end of the inflorescence. Fruit ovoid, fleshy, purple-pink.
Home: China, Japan
Cultivated: France and Germany
Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Akebia trifoliata by Plants for a future database
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