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 Changed: 28-Apr-2014
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 5 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish
  • mu tong  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • eureumdeonggul  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (but it can become invasive fide Dict Gard; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F ChinaEng; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Henan, - Hubei, - Hunan, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Shandong, - Sichuan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, - Kyushu, - Shikoku; Korea

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States

  • Cultivated:

  • Australasia

    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • : Europe; United States
  • Northern America

    • : Europe; United States

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Christenhusz, M. J. M. 2012. An overview of Lardizabalaceae Bot. Mag. 29:259.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Keys, J. D. Chinese herbs: their botany, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics. 1976 (Chin Herbs)
  • Krüssmann, G. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976). 1984 (Krussmann)
  • Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. 1997 (F Korea)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. 1998 (Med Pl Korea)
  • Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). 1965 (F JapanOhwi)
  • Pemberton, R. W. & N. S. Lee 1996. Wild food plants in South Korea; market presence, new crops, and exports to the United States Econ. Bot. 50:60.
  • Van Wyk, B.-E. & M. Wink Medicinal plants of the world. 2004 (Med Pl World)
  • Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976 (F Okin)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)
  • Yen, Kun-Ying Illustrated Chinese materia medica: crude drugs. 1980 (Ill Chin Mat Med CrD)

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