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Camellia meiocarpa H.H.Hu

  • Flower
    Flower
  • Leaf
    Leaf
  • Branch
    Branch

Explanations

Origin
Introduced to Japan in 1980 from Kwangsi in China.
Distribution:Fukien,Kiangsi,Hunan,Kwangsi,Kwichow.
Characteristics
Flowers:White,6-7 petals,4-5cm in diameter.Flowering in October to Dicember.
Leaves:Elliptic to oblong-elliptic,4-5cm long and about 2.5cm wide,deep-green,slightly shining.Lateral veins are visible but netted veins are obscure.
2n=60.
Uses
This species produces many branches and grows to desirable tree shape. Flowers area little smaller and resemble those of C.oleifera.Leaves are also a little smaller than C.oleifera.It is cultivated in mountainous areas of south China to extract oil from seeds.
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