Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Adonidea'
1872-1973, catalogue No.9: Orthographic variant for Adonidea.
Harrison ea., 1837, The Floricultural Cabinet, vol.V, p.172. Orthographic error for Adonidea.
Vanderbilt, 1940, Camellia Research, p.1. Orthographic error for Adonidea.
Veitch, James Jr, 1853, Catalogue of Select Stove Plants…, p.113. Orthographic error for Adonidea.
Dorusio à bordes blancs
van Houtte Catalogue, 1843-1844, 12:ss. Synonym for Adonidea.
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» English Description
Harrison ed.,1837, The Floricultural Cabinet and Floral Magazine, vol.V, p.172 as ‘Adonida’: Delicate pink, fading to white at petal edge. Van Houtte Catalogue, 1844, 18:7: Variable in flower form, sometimes imbricated at other times peony form but its colour is always distinguished. The pale pink petals are tinted pale yellow and lightly veined with a reddish hue. The central petals show a yellow tint. The flower is entirely edged with a band of white. (Press’s Eclipse is sometimes sold in its place). Auguste van Geert Nursery Catalogue, No. 105, 1847 as ‘Adonidea’: Paeony form white variegated with dawn pink. Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book III, pl.III as ‘Adonidea’: Formal double. The exterior petals are very large, undulate, spread out, the ones following are very small, erect, numerous and form a thick, compact heart. Colour a delicate pink fading to white towards the petal edge. A sport of ‘Press’s Eclipse’. Orthographic errors: ‘Adomida’, ‘Adonide’, ‘Adonida’, ‘Adonidoea’. Synonyms: ‘Dorusio’, ‘Dorusia’, ‘Dorusio à bords blancs’, ‘Gallesi d’Ialie’, ‘Eclipsis (Press’s) Adonidea’, ‘Gallesii’. Van Houtte, 1846, gives ‘Duchesse Decazes’ as a synonym. For illustration see pl.III, Book III, Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie.