Actinidia melanandra

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Actinidia melanandra
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Actinidiaceae
Genus: Actinidia
A. melanandra
Binomial name
Actinidia melanandra

Actinidia melanandra, known as purple kiwi or red kiwi is a fruiting plant in the genus Actinidia, which contains three commercially grown species of kiwifruit. The plant is native to parts of Hubei, Sichuan, and Yunnan provinces of China.[1] The fruit has a fuzzy purple skin with reddish flesh.[2] Although the fruit is edible,[3] is not commercially cultivated, however it is occasionally sold as a landscape plant under the erroneous name Actinidia melandra.


  1. ^ Plants for a Future. "Actinidia melanandra - Franch". Plants for a Future. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ Summer Hill Seeds. "Actinidia Melandra (sic) kiwi vine". Summer Hill Seeds. Retrieved 5 October 2013.
  3. ^ Seeducted. "Actinida melandra (sic)". Retrieved 5 October 2013.