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Benibana-cha

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Id:ICR-1349

CountryJapan

Year Published/Registered1957

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia sinensis 'Benibana-cha'

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Creech, 1957, Plant Explorations of Ornamentals in Southern Japan, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, ARS,34(1):”Red Tea”, so called because of the dark, reddish maroon foliage and small, reddish pink, nodding flower with 5 petals, anthers yellow, becoming brown, fila­ments reddish. Leaves long-oval, thick, 4 cm x 2 cm. . New rootlets are also pink tinted. Com­pact habit. Early flowering. Originated in Japan. See: Camellia sinensis Linn. var. rosea.
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