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


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Akebia trifoliata / Mitsubaakebi ミツバアケビ

Bloom time: April-May

Lardizabalaceae /


Species in the genus Akebia:

Akebia quinata / Akebi

Akebia trifoliata / Mitsubaakebi
Akebia x pentaphylla / Goyouakebi



Akebia trifoliata / Mitsubaakebi ミツバアケビ

Akebia trifoliata is a deciduous liana with gray-black-brown barks in fields and mountains. Leaves are alternate ternate compound leaves with a 2-14cm-long petiole. The leaflets are ovate, 2-6cm in length, 1.5-4cm in width, tips somewhat cave in, and the bases round, with large undulate serrations on the margins. Flowers are monoecious; inflorescences droop down from leaf axils in which dark purple flowers come. Flowers lack petals, so sepals look like petals. The inflorescences set 10 or more male flowers on the tips and females, 1-3 in number, at the bases. Fruit (sap fruit), oblong, around 10cm long, ripens in purple to split open in September. Bloom time: April-May.


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