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Camellia gigantocarpa Hu et T.C.Huang

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Explanations

Origin
A few clones was introduced to Japan in 1979 and 1980,but has not bloomed yet.
Distribution:Kwangsi.
Characteristics
Flowers:White,6-7 petals,10-12cm in diameter.Flowering in November to January in south China.
Leaves:Elliptic to oblong-elliptic,large,9-15cm long and 5-9cm wide, shining,yellow-green,impressed along veins.
2n=30.
Uses
Cultivated in south China as oil plants.Its capsules are especially large,and is said to become as large as 13cm in diameter.
This species is difficult to graft on either C.japonica or C.sasanqua.
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