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Camellia rosaeflora Hooker

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Explanations

Origin
Introduced to England during 1850's from China but its origin is unknown. From the characteristics of the flowers,it is considerad to be from hybrid originally.
Distribution:Originally China.
Characteristics
Flowers:Deep-pink,6-9 petals,small,3.5-4cm in diameter,trumpet shape. Both flower shape and color is pretty,so it is very popular.Flowering inJanuary to March.
Leaves:Elliptic to oblong-elliptic,5-8cm long and 2-3cm wide,green to yellow-green,less shiny. Lateral veins are slightly rise to the upper surface.
Branching tendency is not so strong,branches grow long and tend to develop rough tree shape.
Uses
Although reported that 2n=45,it sometimes fructificates,and several hybrids of this species have been reported.
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