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Alba Plena di Casoretti

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Year Published/Registered1844

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

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Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena di Casoretti'

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Alba Casareto  G. Mariotti, Nervi Nursery Catalogue, 1924, p.14. Orthographic error for ‘Alba Casoretti’, synonym for Alba Plena di Casoretti.

Alba Casoretti  van Houtte, 1845, Catalogue, No.18:7. Synonym for Alba Plena di Casoretti.

Alba Casoretto  von Biedenfeld, 1856, Practische Grundlehren der Culture von Camellien..., p.31. Orthographic error for Alba Plena di Casoretti.

Alba Cassoretti  Hovey & Co. Catalogue, 1852, p.2. Orthographic error for Alba Plena di Casoretti.

Alba de Casoretti  de Jonghe, 1851, Traité de la Culture du Camellia. Synonym for Alba Plena di Casoretti.

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» English Description

Oudin, Lisieux Nursery Catalogue, 1844, p.9 as ‘Alba Prima di Casoretti’: Perfect imbricated form, very numerous petals, recurved from the centre to the circumference, forming an elevated centre of the purest white. van Houtte Catalogue, 1845, 18:7, as ‘Alba Casoretti’: Imbricated, pure white. Paquet, 1844, Traité de la camellia des plantes de Terre de Bruyère as ‘Alba Casoretti’: Flower medium to large size, 9.5 cm across x 4.5 cm deep, white with tints of yellowish green in the centre, outer petals, 14 in 3 rows, inner 9, folded and waved petaloids with stamens intermixed. Leaves, medium size, elliptic, apices short acute, margins sharply serrulate. A seedling originated by Casoretti of Italy. For illustration see Verschaffelt, 1849, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VII, pl.II as ‘Alba Plena’(Casoretti): This one is conspicuous by the fullness of its convex centre. Synonyms: ‘Alba de Casoretti’, ‘Alba Prima di Casoretti’, ‘Alba Prima’. Orthographic errors: ‘Alba di Cassoretti’, ‘Alba Casoretto’, ‘Albade Casoretti’, ‘Alba Pleno Casorette’, ‘Alba Plena Cassoreti’, ‘Alba Pleno Casoretti’, ‘Alba Prima di Cassoretti’.


Flower Size9.5-10 cm

Blooming Season Italy