Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Brooklynia'
Franchetti, 1855, Collezione di Camelie, p.15. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
Alex Verschaffelt, 1846, Catalogue, p.51. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
Manning, 1939, Plant Buyer’s Guide, index ed.4. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
The Horticulturalist, 1846-1847. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in the Huntington Gardens, vol.1, p.66. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
Overlook Nursery Catalogue, 1933. Orthographic error for Brooklynia.
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» English Description
Wilder, 1844, Magazine of Horticulture, 10:150. Originated by Smith. Not adequately described. The American Garden Magazine and Register, 1844, first listing. Hovey, 1848, Magazine of Horticulture, 12:292: One of the very best, a rich dark rose, perfect in form, superbly imbricated; this is a seedling of Mr J.B. Smith of Philadelphia, USA and was accidently found among a lot of plants purchased at his sale some years ago. The variety at present under this name is blotched with white, which is probably a viral infection picked up along the way. It is illustrated and described in Hertrich, 1954, Camellias in Huntington Gardens, vol.I, p.66, 69. where it is described as a formal, imbricated double; spinel pink 0625/1, petal margins shading to 0625/2 and /3 with the bud centre, 0625 self colour, splashed white in irregular patterns, 8 cm across by 4 cm deep. Leaves; obovate, tending to cup, 8-10 cm long by 5.5 cm wide, dark glossy green, thick, coarsely serrate, apices abrupt pointed. Vigorous, bushy growth, Late flowering. Orthographic errors: ‘Brookliana’, ‘Brookleyana’, ‘Brooklinia’, ‘Brooklyana’, ‘Brooklyni’, ‘Brooklyn’, ‘Brookyniana’, ‘Brokliniana’, ‘Brooklynana’, ‘Broockliana’. Synonym: ‘Orton Pink’. SCCS, 1945, Camellias, erroneously equates this with a variegated form of ‘Barbara Lodge’, (Marianna Gaeta)