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Actinidia chinensis

Actinidia chinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Actinidiaceae
Genus: Actinidia
Species: A. chinensis
Binomial name
Actinidia chinensis

Actinidia chinensis [1][2] is a fruit tree and medicinal plant [3] native to China. Pollinated by bees.


Thickets and oak forests on slopes or in ravine 250-2300 meters.


Paper is made from the bark. If the bark is removed in one piece from near the root and placed in hot ashes, it becomes very hard and can be used as a tube for a pencil. The plant is said to have insecticidal properties.


  1. ^ Actinidia chinensis (TSN 506775). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Accessed on October 13 2007.
  2. ^ Actinidia chinensis at USDA PLANTS Database
  3. ^ Actinidia chinensis at Plants For A Future
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