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Year Published/Registered1930

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Dayinhong'

Chinese Name:大银红

Japanese Name

Meaning:Large Leaf Spinel Pink


Daye Yinhong Waterhouse, 1970, ACRS., Camellia News, No.40, p.8, as ‘Ta Yeh Yin Hung’, syn­onym for Dayinhong.

Great Shot Silk Peer, 1949, SCCS., Bulletin, 11(2):11. Synonym for Dayinhong.

Large Leaf Spinel Pink Waterhouse, 1970, ACRS., Camellia News, No.40, p.8. Synonym for ‘Daye Yinhong’ (Dayinhong).

Large Pink Yü, 1950, RHS., Camellia & Magnolia Conference Report, Index, p.130. Synonym for Dayinhong.

Large Spinel Pink Lammerts, 1950, American Camellia Yearbook, p.9. Synonym for Dayinhong.

Shot Silk Peer, 1949, SCCS., Bulletin, 11(2):11. Western synonym for Dayinhong.

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» English Description

Fang, 1930, Dainnan Chahua Ziaozhi, as silver red in colour with large flow­ers. Yü, 1950, RHS., Rhododendron and Camellia Conference Report as ‘Tayinhung’ or ‘Large Pink’. Colour plate and description Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.56: Leaves ovate to elliptic-ovate, apices acuminate, bases obtusely rounded, slightly reclinate, margins revolute, veins conspicuous, short hairs beneath, 6-8 cm long, 3-4.8 cm wide. Flowers spinel pink (RHS.CC.66C), diameter 10-13 cm. Petals about 28 in 3-4 whorls, outer whorls flat, regularly arranged, inner whorls curved, erect, sometimes two petals connate at the base. Stamens numerous, divided into 5-7 groups, connate at base. Pistils mostly rudimentary. The leaves of this cultivar are similar to Liuye Yinhong but broader, the flowers are smaller than those of Liuye Yinhong and a deeper colour. This cultivar has abundant axillary flower buds, some­times 4-5 flower buds per axil. It originated in Kunming, Yunnan, China, about 70 years ago and is said to be a seedling of the cultivar Liuye Yinhong growing at the Black Dragon Pool Park. The original tree of Dayinhong is on the hillside behind the Golden Temple, Kunming. Synonyms: ‘Large Silver Red’, ‘Large Spinel Pink’, ‘Great Shot Silk’, ‘Large Pink’, ‘Daye Yin­hong’, ‘Large Leaf Spinel Pink’. The accepted Western synonym is ‘Shot Silk’ .Different read­ings: ‘Ta-yin-hung’, ‘Tayinhung’. See also colour photo, p.155, Macoboy, 1981, The Colour Dictionary of Camellias. Received the RHC, “First Class Certificate” in 1967 as ‘Tayinhung’ syn. ‘Shot Silk’.

» Chinese Description

管开云、李纪元、王仲朗主编,2014. 《中国茶花图鉴》, p.243.




朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.68.

Dayinhong    大银红(Large Spinel Pink)   C. reticulata)  云南茶。1930,中国云南昆明。Liuye Yinhong (柳叶银红)实生种。半重瓣、蝶翅形、紫桃色、大~巨大(10~13cm)、花瓣约28枚、3~4重排列、散蕊状、多数雌蕊退化、几乎不会结果、花期1~4月上旬、果期9~10月。同种异名:Daye Yinhong (大叶银红)、Great Shot SilkLarge Leaf Spinel PinkLarge PinkLarge Spinel PinkShot Silk (大银红)