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Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Decne.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Akebia Decne. (アケビ)
Akebi (アケビ, 木通/通草), chocolate vine or five-leaf Akebia
Lifeform: deciduous, climbing woody plant
Distribution: China - Korea - Japan (Kyushu - Honshu)
Habitat: forest gaps, forest edges, etc.
Leaf: five leaflets
Fruit: edible (sweety) → the seeds dispersed by animals
Chromosome number: 2n = 16 or 32
Synonyms:

Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Decne. f. polyphylla (Nakai) Hiyama

f. diplochlamys (Makino) T. Shimizu (フタエアケビ)
f. viridiflora Makino (アオアケビ)
索引

Akebia quinata in Japan


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[1-3] in the hometown forest of Haramachida, Tokyo, on December 10 2017. [1] a leaf on the bottom-left looks like A. pentaphylla (putative hybrid between A. quinata and A. trifoliata)

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