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Camellia semiserrata Chi

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    Leaf
  • Branch
    Branch

Explanations

Origin
Type variety of red flowers was introduced in 1979,and clones with white flowers were introduced to Japan in 1984.
Distribution:Kwangtung, Kwangsi.
Characteristics
Flowers:Deep-red,7-10 petals,7-8cm in diameter.The petals are strongly adnate each other at the base,and form tube shape. Androecium forms cannon-ball shape and heap up at the center of the flower. Flowering in January to March.
Leaves:Oblong-elliptic,10-12cm long and 4-5cm wide,deep-green,fairly impressed along the veins.
2n=30.
Uses
This species also has been cultivated for oil in south China.Leaves maynot be so ornamental.But because of unique flower shape,it can be interesting as breeding material. There are white flower variety.
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