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Actinidia arguta

(Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq.

Actinidiaceae


This species has a wide range, being found in eastern Russia, Korea, and Japan and throughout much of China. Like many of the other Actinidia species that are widespread geographically, it is polymorphic. The variants tend to have distinct geographic regions, and some of them have been segregated into distinct varieties or even distinct species. One of the most distinctive is Actinidia arguta purpurea (syn Actinidia purpurea Rehder), which predominates in southwest China - it has fruits that are long and dark purple[
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Title
Genetic Resources of Kiwifruit: Domestication and Breeding
Publication
Horticultural Reviews; Vol. 33
Author
A. Ross Ferguson; Hongwen Huang
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Year
2007
ISBN
978-0-471-73214-3
Description
A very detailed look at the horticultural prospects of kiwifruits (Actinidia species).
].
The classification of the genus Actinidia is difficult and the taxonomy of some taxa is still confusing. Various studies since 1984 have estimated the genus to comprise anywhere between 54 - 76 species. The species of Actinidia are highly variable in their vegetative structures, as well as in their flowers and fruits, which is the main reason for the difficulty in the classification of the genus. A detailed study of the genus, based on a wide range of specimens, is needed to clarify the situation and it could be many more years of work until a natural classification system is found - Xinwei LI, Jianqiang LI, Djaja Djendoel SOEJART; Advances in the study of the systematics of Actinidia Lindley; Front. Biol. China 2009, 4(1): pp 55 - 61.
The treatment followed here is based mainly on the Flora of China[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
], with some later amendments[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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+ Synonyms

Actinidia callosa arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Makino

Actinidia chartacea Hu

Actinidia giraldii Diels

Actinidia hypoleuca Nakai

Actinidia japonica Nakai

Actinidia megalocarpa Nakai & Kitag.

Actinidia melanandra latifolia E.Pritz.

Actinidia platyphylla A.Gray ex Miq.

Actinidia purpurea Rehder

Actinidia rufa arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Dunn

Actinidia rufa typica Dunn

Common Name: Tara Vine

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