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Kiwi Vine   
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Kiwi Vine
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Kiwi Vine
Botanical name: Actinidia callosa    Family: Actinidiaceae (Chinese Gooseberry family)

Kiwi Vine is a large evergreen climber with thick stem, which grows to a height of 9 m. Leaves are elliptic pointed, with fine gland-tipped teeth, long-stalked. Flowers are white, cup-like, 1.5-2.5 cm across, in small lax clusters, much shorter than the leaves. Sepals are 5 ,woolly haired. Petals are 5, rounded, overlapping. Stamens are many. Kiwi Vine is found in the Himalayas, from Himachal Pradesh to W China, at altitudes of 1500-3000 m. Flowering: May-July.

Identification credit: Nongthombam Ullysess
Photographed in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.
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