5107.000 Actinidia Lindl.

Description of the genus

Climbers, usually dioecious, with spirally twisting stems. Leaves toothed. Flowers unisexual (rarely bisexual), solitary or in cymes. Fruit a juicy berry.

Derivation of name: from Greek: actino- meaning rayed, referring to the radiate styles.

Worldwide: 40 species in Indomalesia and East Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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chinensis Planch. var. deliciosa (A. Chev.) A. Chev.

Other sources of information about Actinidia:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Actinidia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Actinidia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Actinidia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Actinidia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Actinidia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Actinidia
JSTOR Plant Science: Actinidia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Actinidia
Plants of the World Online: Actinidia
Tropicos: Actinidia
Wikipedia: Actinidia

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: genus page: Actinidia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1613, retrieved 4 June 2023

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