Akebia Decne.
  • Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 5: 394. 1837.
  • [Japanese akebi, name for Akebia quinata]

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General Information

Woody climbers, deciduous or subevergreen. Monoecious. Stems twining. Winter bud outer scales numerous, persistent. Leaves alternate or clustered on short branches; petiole long; leaf blade palmately compound, 3--5(--7)-foliolate; leaflet margin entire, sinuate, or undulate. Inflorescences axillary, racemose, sometimes umbellate; bracts subtending inflorescences, persistent, scaly. Sepals usually 3(--6), purplish red or greenish white, subvalvate, reflexed at anthesis. Petals absent. Male flowers: borne apically on inflorescence. Stamens free; filaments very short; anthers incurved at anthesis. Pistillodes small. Female flowers: 1 or 2 basally on inflorescence, larger than male flowers. Carpels 3--9(--12), free, cylindric. Stigma capitate. Fruit fleshy follicles, dehiscent along abaxial suture. Seeds numerous, in several rows within pulp, slightly compressed; embryo small.

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    Vines , twining. Leaves palmately compound; leaflets 3-5, articulate at base of blade and at base of petiolule. Inflorescences racemose, pistillate flowers proximal to staminate flowers in each raceme. Flowers dimorphic: pistillate flowers larger and longer pediceled than staminate flowers; sepals mostly brownish to purplish. Staminate flowers: pistillodes present. Pistillate flowers: pistils (3-)-8(-15); placentation laminar; staminodes present. Fruits follicles, fleshy, dehiscent along adaxial suture. Seeds 100-several hundred. x = 16.

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    Anderson, E. 1934. The genus Akebia. Bull. Popular Inform. Arnold Arbor., ser. 4, 2: 17-20. Payne, W. W. and J. L. Seago. 1968. The open conduplicate carpel of Akebia quinata (Berberidales: Lardizabalaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 55: 575-581. Sargent, C. S. 1891. The fruit of Akebia quinata. Gard. & Forest 4: 136-137.

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    Other Local Names

    [Japanese akebi, name for Akebia quinata]

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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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