Jeju Gotjawal

Stauntonia hexaphylla (Thunb.) Decne(Japnese Staunton Vine) 멀꿀

by on Dec.18, 2010, under trees

Form : Evergreen broad-leaved tendril (vine) shrub

Characteristic :

leaves sprout crossed out overlapping a hand leaf. 5~7 small leaves and an egg shaped or oval, length is 6~7cm and width is 2.5~4cm. Fruits are an egg shaped or oval, 5~10cm of length and ripen to red-purple in October and the flesh is yellow and tastes better than Five-leaf Akebia. Seed is the oval or egg-shaped oval, a little flat and black with 6~10mm long. The flower  bloom from May to June is monoecism and yellowish white. Stem length is 15m degree and 6cm in diameter around the stem grows. perennial stems are hairless and green. Root grows close to the surface. Origin is Korea. It is found in Japan and Taiwan, the subtropics of southern of china. It grows in 700m below sea level islands.

Where you can see this species at Dongbaekdongsan :

it can be seen in  ‘Meonmulkkak‘ surrounding wetland and forest edge. The leaves of an oval are thick and smooth the edges.

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