Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Anthographa'
Colla, 1843, Camelliografia, p.132 as a synonym for Anthographa.
» English Description
Colla, Camelliografia, 1843, p.132: Petals all light red with dots and irregular lines of carmine red. Corolla, considerable petals, those exterior round-oval, disposed regularly in 5-6 rows, standing apart; those of the interior, graduating to smaller size, oval-oblong, irregularly folded. It was obtained from the Banker Negri, Milan, Italy in the autumn of 1839. “It belongs to the section ‘Punctata Piene’ or ‘Imperialis’ of which it is the most beautiful. Its flowers resemble a carnation which gardeners call ‘Script’. I have given it the name Anthographa (script flower) instead of ‘Agenorea’ ”. According to Burdin Maggiore & Co, 1849-1850 Catalogue, this is a synonym for Villageoise.