Actinidia melanandra

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Actinidia melanandra Franch.

Actinidiaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: economic plant

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: berry

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Ericanae
Ordo:
Actinidiales

Actinidia melanandra is a climber.

Naming

Actinidia melanandra was described by Adrien René Franchet. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Actinidia melanandra is a species in the genus Actinidia which contains approximately 86 to 89 species and belongs to the family of the Actinidiaceae (Chinese-goosberry Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Actinidia melanandra is deciduous. The simple leaves are alternate. They are petiolate and have pinnate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Actinidia melanandra produces cup-shaped flowers from June to July.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Actinidia melanandra is native to China.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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