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Circe

Last Updated:2019/4/10 9:11:17 By:wangzhonglang
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Id:ICR-2884

CountryNetherlands

Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Circe'

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Synonym

Circe Pumila van Houtte Catalogue,1846-1847, 27:22. Synonym for Circe.

Mirtifolia Alba Trillon, Le Mans Nursery Catalogue, 1843, p.7. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym for Circe.

Myrtafolia Alba Tregrehan Camellia Nursery Catalogue, 1970. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’ synonym for Circe.

Myrthiflora Alba Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1850, p.48. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtiflora Alba’, synonym for Circe.

Myrthifolia Alba Verschaffelt Catalogue,1844-1845, p.27. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym for Circe.

Myrtifolia Alba van Houtte Catalogue, 1841, 7:14, who gave ‘Albicans’as its synonym. However ‘Albicans’ was published by Buist in 1839, which would give it priority. Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XII, pl.II says it was also known as ‘Myrtifolia Albicans’, ‘Schackkoenigen’ and ‘Princesse Royale de Gruneberg’ and that it was named by Rev. Herbert. Van Houtte Catalogue, 1859, 77:53 equates ‘Circe’ with ‘Myrtifolia Alba’ and Herbert published ‘Pumila’or ‘Circe’ in 1837, Amaryllideae Suppl., p.367, which makes Circe the prior valid name.

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Description

» English Description

Rev. Herbert, 1837, Amaryllidaceae and Supplement, p.367: ‘Pumila’ or Circe, regularly formed, double white, dwarf myrtle-leaved. From seedlings impregnated by the Pompone ­ raised from the common single red by the ‘striped’, (Variegata) by the Rev. Herbert. Van Houtte listed it in his 1851 Catalogue, 44:6, as “Imbricated. Cream white, small central group of petals.” In his 1859 Catalogue 77:53, he equates it with ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, which he had first listed in 1841. Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XII, pl.II supplies the informa­tion that ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym ‘Myrtifolia Albicans’ was raised by Rev. Herbert. Syn­onyms include: ‘Albicans’, ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, ‘Myrtifolia Albicans’, ‘Myrthifolia Alba’, ‘Pumila’, ‘Princess Royale de Frankfort’, ‘Princesse Royale de Gruneberg’, ‘Schachkoenigin’, ‘Schachkenigin’, ‘Schachkoeniginn de Frankfort’, ‘Schachkönigin’ (Herbert), ‘Circe Pumila’.
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