(from Akebi, its Japanese name). Berberiddrew. Twining glabrous shrubs: lvs. long-petioled, digitate, coria ceous: fls. mona>c-ions in axillary racemes, pistillate at the base, staminate at the end of the raccme ; sepals3 : fr. consisting of one or more very large, oblong berries with numerous seeds. Two species in Japan and China. Very ornamental, hardy climbing shrubs of graceful appearance, especially adapted for places in which very dense shade is not wanted. They require a sunny position and well drained soil; also valuable in the cool greenhouse for covering pillars and walls, growing best in a sandy compost of loam, leaf soil and pest. In Japan the fr., which is very showy, but with us rarely produced, is eaten, and the stems are much used for wicker-work. Prop. by seeds, by green wood or hardwood cuttings, and also by root division and layers. quinata. Decaisne. Figs. 56, 57. Climbing 12 ft. or more: leaf lets 5, oval or Oblong-obovate, entire, emarginate, 1-2 in. long: fls. fragrant, the pistillate pur plish brown, about 1 in. broad, the staminate smaller, rosy purple. in early spring: berry oblong, 3-5 in. long, dark purple with glau cous bloom, seeds black. —Hardy, handsome, not attacked by insects or fungi. Very graceful and de sirable. China, Japan. B.R. 33 : 28. B.M. -1864. 61.5‘. 4:137. A.G. March, 1891, Figs. 5, 7, and plate. R.H. 1853:1-ii. S.Z. 77. lobata, Decaisne. broadly ovate, coarsely crenate: tie. in long racemes, smaller than those of A. zluinata. Ja pan, Lhina. B.M. 7485. A.G. March, 189l,p.1-10. s.z.1= 78.—A.clemah'folia and A. qucrcifblia, Sieb. & Zucc., are probably only va rieties of this spe civs. Aarann Rm-roan.