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Akebia guinata


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Genus Akebia

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.

Species 4: North America, Asia.

Pistils in Akebia are incompletely closed distally (W. W. Payne and J. L. Seago 1968).[1]


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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Akebia

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 13 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus:

A. longiracemosa (Akebia) · A. pentaphylla (Akebia) · A. quinata (Chocolate Vine) · A. quinata variegated (Chocolate Vine) · A. quinata 'Kohin Nishiki' (Variegated Chocolate Vine) · A. quinata 'Purple Bouquet' (Chocolate Vine) · A. quinata 'Rosea' (Five-Leaf Akebia) · A. quinata 'Shirobana' (Five-Leaf Akebia) · A. quinata 'Shiro Bana' (Shiro Bana Akebia) · A. quinata 'Silver Bells' (Chocolate Vine) · A. quinata 'Variegata' (Five-Leaf Akebia) · A. trifoliata (Chocolate Vine) · A. x pentaphylla (Akebia)

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  1. "Akebia". in Flora of North America Vol. 3. Oxford University Press. Online at [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-03