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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: 5 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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. Krüssmann, G. 1984. Manual of cultivated broad-leaved trees and shrubs (English translation of Handbuch der Laubgehölze. 1976)
  8. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea. Note: lists as Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. URL: http://www.wpro.who.int/internet/files/pub/97/19.pdf target='_blank'
  11. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: lists as Akebia quinata (Thunb.) Decne.
  12. 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.
  13. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  14. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  15. Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds
  16. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  17. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

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.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?2103. Accessed 15 September 2019.