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Camellia grijsii Hance

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    Flower
  • Leaf
    Leaf
  • Branch
    Branch

Explanations

Origin
Typical clone of this species was introduced to Japan around 1980.
Distribution:Fukien,Kiangsi,Hupeh.
Characteristics
Flowers:White,5-6 petals,2-4cm in diameter,fragrant.Filaments are not uniformed in length and united about two-thirds from the base.Flowering in December to February.
Leaves:Elliptic to broad-elliptic,small,3.5-5cm long and 1.5-3cm wide,deep-green,less shiny,impressed along the netted veins.
Uses
Branches are slender and branching well.Flowers are small but floweringmany,so it can be used as pot plant.In Shanghai and Hangzhou in China, a double flowered clone that called "Ju hua cha(means Chrysanthemum camellia)" have been cultivated.
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