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Beck's Conspicua

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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1839

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Beck's Conspicua'

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Beack's Conspicua Baumann, Mulhouse Catalogue, 1841-1842, p.13. Orthographic error for Beck’s Conspicua.

Beek's Conspicua van Houtte, Catalogue, 1839-1840. Orthographic error for Beck’s Conspicua.

Buck's Conspicua Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1844-1845, p.23. Synonym for Beck’s Conspicua.

Buckii Conspicua Seidel, 1846, Pflanzen Catalog, p.6. Orthographic error for Beck’s Conspicua.

Buk's Conspicua Verschaffelt, 1844, Catalogue No.50, p.18. Orthographic error for Beck’s Conspicua.

Conspicua de Beck Porcher, 1847, Revue Horticole, ser.3, vol.1, p.448. Synonym for Beck’s Conspicua.

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» English Description

van Houtte Catalogue, 1839, p.1; Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, p.110, 228: Plant habit vigorous with dull green leaves, 10 cm long by 5.4 cm wide, long-oval, sharply acuminate, prominent venation, crenulated margins; buds, large, long pointed with whitish scales. Flower, 10 cm across, double, cherry-red; petals in 4-5 rows, 5 cm across, almost round, slightly notched, regularly imbricated with veins of carmine; in the centre a few upright fertile stamens. Jacquin, Paris, Catalogue, 1845, p.12: Double, transparent pink, veined, edges of petals streaked white. Orthographic errors: ‘Buck’s Conspicua’, ‘Beek’s Conspicua’, ‘Beack’s Conspicua’, ‘Buyck Conspicua’, ‘Conspicua de Beck’, ‘Buckii Conspiua’. Synonym: ‘Imperatrix’(Beck’s). . Has been confused with Conspicua de Loddiges. Originated in England.