- Flower nameAkebi
- Scientific nameAkebia quinata
- AliasChocolate vine, Five-leaf Akebia , 木通, 五葉木通, akebi
- Place of originJapan, Korea and China
- Place of floweringFields and footpaths
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Akebi
Akebi (scientific name: Akebia quinata) is a vine deciduous shrub of the family Lardizabalaceae, native to Japan, Korea and China. It is dioecious and dioecious. It produces a dioecious, inflorescence in spring with male flowers at the tip and female flowers at the base. There are no petals, and what looks like three petals are the sepals. The female flowers have three large (calyx diameter: 2.5 to 3 cm) purple-brown sepals and six to nine pistils radiating from the center. The male flowers are pale yellow with a small calyx diameter of 1 to 1.5 cm, with six central red-purple stamens.
It produces purple, oblong fruits in the fall. The fruit is edible, and the vines are used to make crafts. The vine, leaves, roots and fruits have diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Common name: Akebi, scientific name: Akebia quinata, also known as Chocolate vine, Five-leaf Akebia, five-leaf chocolate vine, Life type: deciduous vine shrub, Dioecious, Dioecious flowers, Leaf shape: palmate compound leaf, Lobular: oval, Inflorescence: alternate, Vine length: 4-10 m, Petals: none, Female flowers: 3 dark purple sepals with 6-9 dark bush colored pistils arranged radially in the center, Male flowers: pale yellow sepals and 6 clustered purple stamens in the center, Flowering season: April-May; Flower color (calyx color): female flowers are purple and male flowers are light yellow; Fruiting season: September-October; Fruit type: berry, fruit length: 10 cm; Skin color: purple; Flesh color: translucent white; Seed color: black.