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Year Published/Registered1980

Cultivar Type

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Baoyuhong'

Chinese Name:宝玉红

Japanese Name

Meaning:Precious Jade Red


Pao-yü-hung Yü & Bartholomew, 1980, American Camellia Yearbook, p.24.Different reading for Baoyuhong.

Precious Jade Red Yü & Bartholomew, 1980, American Camellia Yearbook, p.12. Synonym for Baoyuhong.

Red Jewel Bao, 1980, ACS., The Camellia Journal, vol.35, No.2, p.18. Western synonym for Baoyuhong.


» English Description

Yü and Bartholomew, 1980. American Camellia Yearbook, p.12: “Spinel pink. E. Kunming. (‘Red Jewel’), Bao, 1980)”; Feng et al., 1981, Yunnan Shanchahua p.56, 57, colour photo and description: Open peony form to semi-double, 11-12 cm across, 24-28 petals in 5-6 whorls, notched at the apex; centre petals, small, erect, streaked with white, mixed in with sta­mens and a few petaloids, pistil rudimentary. Colour, RHS,CC,55A, spinel pink, slightly green­ish. Leaves elliptic to ovate, flat, margins revolute, apices acuminate and recurved, bases cuneate or slightly broadened, 7-9 cm long by 3-4 cm wide. This is a new cultivar selected from seedlings of open pollinated seeds by researchers at the Kunming Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, China. Flowers early. Different reading: ‘Pao-yü-hung’. Synonyms: ‘Red Jewel’, ‘Precious Jade Red’. See Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.48 for illustration.

» Chinese Description

管开云、李纪元、王仲朗主编,2014. 《中国茶花图鉴》, p.235.


性状描述花桃红色,玫瑰重瓣型,大型花,花径11~12 cm,花瓣24~28枚,宽圆形, 5~6轮排列,花瓣平,排列整齐,边缘略向内卷,内轮小花瓣具白色条纹,雄蕊分束于花心,雌蕊多数退化,偶能结实,花量中等。叶片绿色,椭圆形至卵圆形,长7~9cm,宽3~4cm,先端渐尖,下弯,基部楔形至宽楔形,叶边缘向外卷;植株开张。花期:1月上旬至2月下旬。