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Sasanqua camellia [Camellia sasanqua Thunb.]

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Explanations

Origin
Distribution:Japan(Kyushu,Shikoku,Yamaguchi prefecture).
Characteristics
Flowers:Flower color of native plants is white,and sometimes with pink edge,5-7 petals,6-8cm in diameter,fragrant.Flowering in October to December.
Leaves:Elliptic to oblong-elliptic,4-6cm long and 1.5-2.5cm wide, shining,deep-green.Venation is somewhat obscure.
2n=90.
Uses
Indigenous species of Japan,and there are a large number of cultivars. It seem to cross with other species relatively easily,and three are many interspecific hybrids.
References
N.Hakoda N.Adachi:"The species of the genus camellia (The collections of Seibu-Maizuru botanical institute)" Bulletin of the Seibu-Maizuru botanical institute 1:1-54