Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物

 

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Actinidia /
Matatabika


 

Species in the genus Actinidia:


Actinidia polygama / Matatabi












 

   

Actinidia polygama / Matatabi マタタビ

 
Actinidia polygama is a deciduous liana inhabiting the edges of hills, mountains, or wastelands. Leaves are alternate phyllotaxis, with 2-7cm long petioles; blades are 6-15cm long, 3.5-8cm wide, in an oval shape, with tips sharply pointed, bases circular to truncate, and prickle-like small serrations on margins. Leaves on upper parts make their surfaces turn white in blooming time. Current year's stems stet 2-2.5cm-in-diameter fragrant, white flowers at axils on middle parts, facing downward; petals are 5 in number, broad-oblong, 1-1.2cm long, pistils are many with yellow anthers, and female styles are linear, many. Sepals are also 5. Bloom time: June-July.
                     
             
                     

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