Actinidiaceae - syn. Trochostigma polygama Sieb. and Zucc., silver vine

Perennial climber, native to Japan, Korea, Manchuria, Central and West China; pith of branches white, solid; leaves long-petioled, broadly ovate to ovate-oblong, to 6 in. long, rounded or subcordate at base, obtuse or abruptly acuminate, serrate, often variegated with white or pale yellow, the young leaves of the staminate plant often silvery-white; flowers white 0.75 in. across, solitary, fragrant; anthers yellow; ovary bottle-shaped; fruit a many-seeded berry, ovoid, yellow, about 0.75-1 in. long.

„Silver vine has long been known to elicit euphoric response in cats. It is the most popular cat treat in Asia…“

Actinidia polygama, young leaves and twigs are applied as cardiotonic, diuretic and as a general tonic. [CRC]

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