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Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Apollina'

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Apolinia d.Italie Seidel, 1847, Pflanzen Catalog, p.5. Orthographic error for Apollina.

Apollinae Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie, p. facing pl.163. Orthographic error for Apollina.

Apolline Angelo Longone Catalogue, 1861. Orthographic variant for Apollina.

Apolliniana Cachet Catalogue, 1840-1841, p.2. Orthographic error for Apollina.

Apollon Oudin, Lisieux Nursery Catalogue, 1844, p.9. Orthographic error for Apollina.

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» English Description

Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.59, 126: A vigorous shrub, filled with numerous, spreading branches; leaves 8 cm x 6 cm, roundish-oval, sub-cordiform, of a green almost black, veins prominent. Flower, medium size, 8 cm across, full, of a delicate rose; petals of the circumference, rounded and entire, those at the centre, distorted, crenate and depressed. Oudin, Lisieux, Nursery Catalogue, 1844, p.9 as ‘Apollon’: Large size, perfectly imbricated flower, transparent, bright soft pink. Orthographic variant: ‘Apolline’. Synonyms: ‘Apollinae d’Italie’, ‘Apolinia d’Italie’. Orthographic errors: ‘Appollina’, ‘Apollinae’, ‘Apollinea d’Italie’, ‘Appolina’, ‘Apollon’, ‘Apolliniana’. According to Le Texnier, 1911, catalogue, p.31: grown about 1831 by Cachet, Anjou, France.