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Taxon: Actinidia arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq. var. giraldii (Diels) Vorosch.

Genus: Actinidia section: Leiocarpae series: Lamellatae
Family: Actinidiaceae
Nomen number: 419961
Place of publication: Byull. Glavn. Bot. Sada 84:33. 1972
Name verified on: 22-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Davis (DAV). Alternate site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).


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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of hardy kiwifruit   (fide Hort Rev 33:1-122. 2007)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Gansu, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang


  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Ferguson, A. R. & H. Huang. 2007. Genetic resources of kiwifruit: domestication and breeding. Hort. Rev. 33:1–121. [mentions].
  • Huang, H. & Y. Liu. 2014. Natural hybridization, introgression breeding, and cultivar improvement in the genus Actinidia. Tree Genet. Genomes DOI: 10.1007/s11295–014–0771–8.
  • Kokudo, K. et al. 2003. Phylogenetic classification of introduced and indigenous Actinidia in Japan and identification of interspecific hybrids using RAPD analysis. Acta Hort. 610:351–356. [it recognized Actinidia arguta].
  • Li, H. L. 1952. A taxonomic review of the genus Actinidia. J. Arnold Arbor. 33:32. [= A. arguta var. arguta].
  • Ollitrault-Sammarcelli, F. et al. 1994. Use of flow cytometry for rapid determination of ploidy level in the genus Actinidia. Sci. Hort. 57:303–313. [reported as 2n=58, but probably based on a misidentification (see Ferguson & Huang 2007)].
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Actinidia arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq. var. giraldii (Diels) Vorosch.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Check other databases for images:

  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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