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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Jan-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (but it can become invasive) ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hunan Sheng (e.), Hubei Sheng (e.), Jiangxi Sheng (n.), Jiangsu Sheng, Shandong Sheng, Sichuan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea, South


    Cultivated

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • Europe (c.)

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • Europe (c.)

    Northern America
    • United States (s.e.)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Christenhusz, M. J. M. 2012. An overview of Lardizabalaceae. Bot. Mag. 29:259.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Akebia quinata Houtt.
  7. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea. Note: lists as Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: lists as Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.
  10. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  11. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

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

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2021. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://www.narc.gov.jo/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=2103. Accessed 20 January 2021.