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Aspasia Macarthur

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Year Published/Registered1848

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Aspasia Macarthur'

Chinese Name:马卡德

Japanese Name



Aspasia (Macarthur)  Waterhouse, 1947, Camellia Quest, p.14. Synonym for Aspasia Macarthur.

Aspasia (New)  Law Somner & Co. Catalogue, 1884, p.45. Synonym for Aspasia Macarthur.

Aspasia Nova  Baptist & Son Nursery Catalogue, 1861, p.9. Synonym for Aspasia Macarthur.

California Paeoniiflora  Harn, 1952, American Camellia Yearbook, p.54, 55 as ‘California Peoniaflora’. Synonym for the Australian cultivar Aspasia Macarthur.

Flora Celeste  Sharp, 1948, Camellias Illustrated, pp.127, 135. Orthographic variant for ‘Flore Celeste’, synonym for Aspasia Macarthur.

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» English Description

Botanical Society of New South Wales Report, 1848, invalidly as ‘Aspa­sia’: White flushed flesh pink at base of petals and flaked with pink. Large, peony form. A Macarthur seedling from Camden Park, N.S.W., Australia. Due to confusion in nomenclature rules on priority, with an Italian cultivar of the same name, Professor Waterhouse, in his Camel­lia Trail, 1952, p.13, proposed that the name should be Aspasia Macarthur. In America the names Aspasia and ‘Aspacia’ have been used as erroneous synonyms for Emperor of Russia Variegated, whereas, the Camellia Aspasia Macarthur was erroneously equated with Paeo­niaeflora and Pomponia. Synonyms included: ‘Pomponia Improved’, ‘Flore Celeste’, ‘Aspa­sia Nova’, ‘Aspasia’(New). Sports include: Lady Loch, Otahuhu Beauty, Camden Park, Strawberry Blonde, Can Can, Jean Clere, Margaret Davis, Just Sue. Orthographic errors:­‘Asposia’, ‘Asphasia’. Pseudonym: ‘Paeoniaeflora’. Photo please see the cover page of Newsletter of Camellias Australia Inc. 2021 v.1 No.1, Considered to be the first notable Australian raised Camellia cultivar. Chinese synonym: ‘Makade’.

» Chinese Description

高继银、苏玉华、胡羡聪,2007. 《国内外茶花名种识别与欣赏》,第33页。澳大利亚Camden Park公园培育。花白色,有少量玫瑰红色条纹或斑块,牡丹型,中到大型花,外轮大花瓣波浪状,中部小花瓣直立扭曲,有少量黄色雄蕊外露,花朵稠密。叶片浓绿色,椭圆形,光亮,植株立性,生长缓慢。花期早至中。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.18. 马卡德(C. japonica)红山茶 。 1848,澳大利亚 NSWCamden ParkMacarthur。牡丹〜全牡丹、白色泛淡红、少量的粉红条、斑、中〜大轮(910 x45cm)、花期12-2月、树性直立、生长缓慢。此品种相当多变、容易产生枝变种。花名:此品种原名'MacArthur'(麦克亚瑟),1952年,澳洲茶花学者Waterhouse教授将此品种重新命名,用西洋雅典神话中的美女’Aspasia’、阿斯佩西亚,形容’Macarthur’(麦克亚瑟)培育出的美丽茶花。

同种异名:Aspasia (New)Aspasia NovaFlore CelesteMacArthurPomponia Improved

突变种:Camden ParkLady LochMargaret DavisJean ClereOtahuhu BeautyStrawberry Blonde

Aspasia Macarthur (马卡德)一高继银,1998,世界名贵茶花,p.15, No.1.


Flower Size9-10 cm

Blooming Season12-2 Month Australia