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Brilliant Butterfly

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CountryNew Zealand

Year Published/Registered1966

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Brilliant Butterfly'

Chinese Name:艳蝴蝶

Japanese Name



Fendie  (Pink Butterfly),Gao & Zhuang, 1989, The Camellia in China, p.71, No.511: Chinese syn­onym for Brilliant Butterfly.

Yanhudie  Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.422; Chinese synonym for the New Zealand C.reticulata Brilliant Butterfly.

艳丽的蝴蝶  茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.3/28, No.805.朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.36.


» English Description

New Zealand Camellia Bulletin, 1966, vol.IV, No.5, p.32, Reg. No.26: A hand pollenated seedling of Wild Form C.reticulata  x ‘Butterfly Wings’ (Houye Diechi). Orig­inated by Dr Jane Crisp, New Zealand. The flower form is open semi-double with 19-12 orbicu­lar petals, notched in the centre. The flower is 10-12 cm across and 8-9 cm deep. The colour is rose-red (HCC Rose-red 724/2), with a brilliant iridescence. Habit, well furnished and vigor­ous. Foliage is dark green with leaves up to 12 cm long, keeled and with typical reticulata vena­tion and serration.

» 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243页。新西兰Jane Crisp博士培育,系滇山茶一个野生类型与滇山茶‘厚叶蝶翅’品种之间的杂交种。花鲜艳的彩虹红色,半重瓣型至牡丹型,大型花,大花瓣12〜19枚,厚质,瓣面可见深色脉纹,中部小花瓣偶有不规则大齿,雄蕊混生,花量中等。叶片浓绿色,椭圆形,叶面粗糙,叶齿尖,植株紧凑,矮性,生长旺盛。花期中至晚。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.36. Brilliant Butterfly   艳丽的蝴蝶   (C. reticulata)   云南茶。1966,新西兰,Dr Jane Crisp 培育选出。C. reticulate (野生云南茶)x'Butterfly Wings'(厚叶蝶翅)。半重瓣、蝶翅形、玫瑰红、具珍珠光、大轮(1012x89cm)、花期12月。

Brilliant Butterfly (艳丽的蝴蝶)一茶花林目录,1992-2006, p.3/28, No.805.

Brilliant Butterfly (艳蝴蝶)一高继银,2007,国内外茶花品种识别与欣赏,p.243.


Flower Size10-12 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month New Zealand