Actinidia chinensis

Family (Traditional)Actinidiaceae
SpeciesActinidia chinensis Planch.
Common NameKiwi
Growth Habitvine - liana
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: vine - liana; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Broadleaf; Leaf Veination: Pinnate; Petiole Type: Petiolate; Leaf/Leaflet Shapes: Cordate;Obovate;Orbicular;Ovate;Reniform; Leaf/Leaflet Apex Shape: Acuminate;Emarginate;Retuse;Truncate; Leaf/Leaflet Base Shape: Cordate;Oblique;Rounded;Subcordate;Truncate; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: Ciliate; Stipules: Exstipulate;
Inflorescence Position: Axillary; Flower Sexuality: Functionally Dioecious;Polygamous; Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color: White; Petal Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Petal Fusion: Distinct or Basally Connate; Sepal Number: 5; Sepal Fusion: Distinct or Basally Connate; Stamen Number: Greater than perianth; Anther Type: Dorsifixed (Versatile); Ovary Position: Hypogynous; CarpelType: Syncarpous; Placentation Types: Axile; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Color: ;
C value N/A
StatusNot Native
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Pickett (TN), Scott (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0147989 Scott Tennessee
Actinidia chinensis
TENN-V-0147988 Scott Tennessee
Actinidia chinensis
APSC0030827 Pickett Tennessee
Actinidia chinensis
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