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Camellia chekiangoleosa H.H.Hu

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Explanations

Origin
Several clones of this species have been introduced to Japan between 1979 to 1980 from Hunan,Kwangsi,Yunnan, and other provinces.
Distribution:Cekiang,Fukien,Kiangsi,Hunan.
Characteristics
Flowers:Bright-red,6-7 petals,6-8cm in diameter.Flowering in February to March.
Leaves:Elliptic,to oblong-elliptic,8-12cm long and 3-5cm wide,green, relatively less shiny. Venation is obscure.
2n=30.
Uses
This species is cultivated mountainous areas of south-east China as oil plants. Because of its glabrous ovary, this species can be more closed to C.japonica compare to other Chinese species. As flowers have bright color, it is interested as breeding materials.
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