Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Ericales

Actinidiaceae - Kiwi-fruit family

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Description of the family

Climbers (in ours), often dioecious. Leaves alternate, simple. Inflorescences axillary. Flowers usually with 4 or 5 sepals and petals. Stamens numerous, free or variously united at base. Ovary superior with many ovules. Fruit a berry (in ours).

Worldwide: 3 genera and 340 species in tropical and warm areas and on Asian mountains

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Actinidia Lindl.Description

Other sources of information about Actinidiaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Actinidiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Actinidiaceae
Wikipedia: Actinidiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Actinidiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=243, retrieved 24 March 2023

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