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Taxon: Actinidia arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq. var. hypoleuca (Nakai) Kitam.

Genus: Actinidia section: Leiocarpae series: Lamellatae
Family: Actinidiaceae
Nomen number: 459544
Place of publication: Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 31:48. 1980
Name verified on: 22-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.


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Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of hardy kiwifruit   (fide Hort Rev 33:1-122. 2007)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of kiwifruit   (based on its ploidy level fide Hort Rev 33:46, 52. 2007)

Distributional range:

    Eastern Asia: Japan - Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku


  • Ferguson, A. R. & H. Huang. 2007. Genetic resources of kiwifruit: domestication and breeding. Hort. Rev. 33:1–121. [= Actinidia hypoleuca].
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.


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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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