Scientific name - Akebia quinata (Houtt.) Decne.
It was introduced in Europe in 1845.
Synonyms - Rajani quin (Houtt.), Akena micrantha (Nakai)
Popular names - chocolate comes fiveleaf akebia, akebi I-reum.
Distribution and Habitat - increase in forest edge, along rivers, on clay soils in full sun, the odds of 300-1500 m. A native of Japan, China, and Korea.
Description - liana wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal, 6-7 curved stamens, female flowers have3.5 SEPA, purple to red; female flowers are larger than the male. Blooms in April-May, first female flowers bloom, and after few days the men. Fruit follicles, 5-11 cm long, purple-gray, Parga in September-October, about 200 seeds per fruit cintine. Seeds small, shiny, brown or black.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerances - tolerate drought conditions. Not tolerate acidic soils.
Requirements - rather poor soils, wetlands, the exhibition a sunny or partial shading.
Management - each fall can be clipped to ground level.
Propagation - by semilignificati stem cuttings in May-June. The seeds soon after ripening fruit.
Cultivars and varieties - Akebia quin var. polyphylla, Akebia quin var. yiehii.
Properties and Uses - China and Japan in the dry strain is used as a diuretic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and antioxidant. Suitable for bonsai.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Flowering Vines - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1999
Joseph P. Hou, Jin Youyu - The Healing Power of Chinese Herbs and Medicinal Recipes - Rotledge, 2005
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