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Camellia yunnanensis Cohen Stuart

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    Leaf
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    Branch

Explanations

Origin
Introduced to Japan after 1979 in the form of seeds and scions for grafting,but blooming has not been reported.
Distribution:Yunnan,Szechuan.
Characteristics
Flowers:White,10-12 petals,6-7cm in diameter,fragrant.Styles 4 or 5, free to the base.Flowering in December to March in native habitat.
Leaves:Elliptic to broad lanceolate,small,4-6cm long and 2-3cm wide, deep-green.
2n=30.
Uses
Good tree shape because of good branching.In China,it is interested as a breeding material to make fragrant cultivars.
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