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Year Published/Registered1979

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Aki-ichiban'

Chinese Name:秋一番

Japanese Name:秋一番 あきいちばん

Meaning:First flowering of Autumn


» English Description

Seibundō Shinkōsha, 1979, Senchinshū, p.7, colour photo, description, p.197: Flower, 5-6 petals, single, 8-10 cm in diameter, trumpet shaped with a central cylindrical stamen cluster; colour variegated with rare, broad, red streaks on a white background; occasionally red with white borders or self red or self white, all mixed on the one plant. Very early flowering. Leaves: elliptical, medium sized, apex acute, base cuneate, venation depressed. Strong, upright growth habit. Resembles Aki-no-yama. The name ‘Aki-ichiban’ means that the flowering season is very early and ends before the time of hoar frost. See colour photo, p.256, Yokoyama & Kirino, 1989, Nihon no Chinka. Imported from Niigata Prefecture to Kantō. Named and released by Yoshizawa Camellia Nursery around 1965.

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.9. Aki-ichiban   秋一番(First Flowering of Autumn)       C. japonica    Aki-ichiban 秋一番(First Flowering of Autumn)(C. japonica)红山茶 。 1965,日本新泻县 。 单瓣、喇叭形、筒蕊、花瓣56枚、花色多变、同一株茶树可能同时出现45种花色;白色底、12条宽红纵纹、红底白纵纹、或纯白、纯红、或粉红底白覆轮的花朵、小轮、树性直立、长势强,此品种非常早花,花期10~1月。'秋一番’是日本单瓣五色茶花的代表品种, 而重瓣形则首推Goshikichiri-tsubaki (五色散椿)。

» Japanese Description

淡交社 1989年《日本の椿花》. p.256. 日本ツバキ協会. 誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.14. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》. p.171. 新潟產. [花]白地に紅色の縦絞りが少し入る、ときに赤花も咲く、一重、筒咲き、筒しベ、中輪、11~3月。[葉]楕円、中形。[樹]立性、強い。[来歴]新潟から導人したツバキより選抜、1965年頃に吉沢椿樹園の命名.発表。写/桐野、文/太田


Flower Size6-8 cm

Blooming Season10-1 Month Japan