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Camellia transarisanensis Cohen Stuart

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    Flower
  • Leaf
    Leaf
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    Branch

Explanations

Origin
Introduced to Japan in 1967 by Hagiya and Ishizawa from its nativehabitat.
Distribution:Formosa.
Characteristics
Flowers:White with slightly pink-edged outer patals,5 petals,very small,2-2.5cm in diameter,slighty fragrant.Flowering in March to April.
Leaves:Oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate 2.5-3.5cm long and 1-1.5cm wide,deep-green,relatively shining.Venation is obscure.
Uses
Branches are slender and branch well.Trees show uplight growth.Because of extreamly small leaves and slender branches,this is suitable for small pot plants.
Producing many flowers.It has been hardly utilized for breeding but may be miniature camellias can be obtained by using this species in future.
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