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Taxon: Akebia quinata (Thunb. ex Houtt.) Decne.

Genus: Akebia
Family: Lardizabalaceae subfamily: Lardizabaloideae tribe: Lardizabaleae
Nomen number: 2103
Place of publication: Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 1:195. 1839; Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 2, 12:107. 1839 Aug
Name verified on: 15-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Apr-2014
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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Common names:

  • chocolate-vine   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • five-leaf akebia   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – English
  • fiveleaf   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • mu tong   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • akébie à cinq feuilles   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – French
  • fingerblättrige Akebie   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • akebi   (Source: F JapanOhwi ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • eureumdeonggul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • fembladig akebia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Anhui, Fujian, Henan, Hubei [e.], Hunan [e.], Jiangsu, Jiangxi [n.], Shandong, Sichuan, Zhejiang
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea

    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Europe [c.]
    United States [s.e.]

    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Europe [c.]
    United States [s.e.]




Check other web resources for Akebia quinata (Thunb. ex Houtt.) Decne.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (24 November 2015)

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