Type Image Chosen by Gianmario Motta
Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Barni'
van Houtte, Catalogue, 1843-1844, 18:8. Synonym for Barni.
Auguste van Geert, 1859, Catalogue, No.47, p.31.Orthographic error for ‘Barni d’Italie’, synonym for Barni.
Verschaffelt 1848, Iconographie Index. Orthographic error for Barni.
Catalogo della Stablimento Agrario-Botanico di Castagnola e Casabono, 1867-1868. Synonym for Barni.
Claudio Volonte Catalogue, 1888, p.112. Synonym for Barni.
» English Description
Jacob Makoy et Cie Catalogue, 1839, p.16. No description. Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.109, 226; van Geert, 1846, Catalogue Général, p.63: Very beautiful, large flower, bright red with a white band in the centre of each petal. Synonym, ‘Barni d’Italii’. Verschaffelt, 1848, Nouvelle Iconogaphie, Book III, pl.IV: This camellia was obtained from seed in Italy a few years ago. The shrub has a vigorous aspect; the leaves are oval, oblong, slightly curved at the apex, with smooth veining and regular serration, 8-9 cm long by 4-5 cm wide; the bud is ovoid with yellowish green scales; the flower is large, full, and quite open; the numerous, regularly imbricated petals are broad, somewhat emarginate, diminishing in size towards the centre and are a bright red with a veining of deeper red and intersected by a white stripe. Orthographic variant: ‘Barnii’. Synonyms: ‘Barni d’Italie, ‘La Barni’, ‘Barnii d’Italia’. Paillet in Lemaire, 1844, Des Genres Camellias, Rhododendrons..., p.147 says: Synonym ‘Carswelliana’. However, while their descriptions are similar, ‘Carswelliana’ is a seedling raised in the garden of W.F. Campbell, Lanarkshire, Scotland according to the Floricultural Cabinet, vol.III, 1835, p.118.