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Camellia tenuiflora Cohen Stuart

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    Flower
  • Leaf
    Leaf
  • Branch
    Branch

Explanations

Origin
It is indigenous species in Formosa.It is said to be cultivated for oil, but seeds are very small.Introduced in 1967 by Hagiya and Ishizawa from Formosa.
Distribution:Formosa.
Characteristics
Flowers: White,5-6 petals,very small, about 3cm in diameter,flat.Flowering in October to December.
Leaves:Elliptic to oblong-elliptic,4-5cm long and 2-2.5cm wide,shining,bright-green.Venation is visible.
2n=30.
Uses
Floweres are small,and also leaves are relatively small.However,becauseof much flowering,it can be used as pot plants.
References
N.Hakoda N.Adachi:"The species of the genus camellia (The collections of Seibu-Maizuru botanica institute)" Bulletin of the Seibu-Maizuru botanical institute 1:1-54