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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1841

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Byzantina'

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Bizantina van Houtte, 1841, Catalogue, 7:3. Orthographic variant for Byzantina.

Bizzantina Isola Madre Catalogue, 1846. Orthographic error for Byzantina.

Bysanthina van Houtte, 1843, Catalogue, 12:uu. Orthographic error for Byzantina.

Bysantina Burnier & Grilli Catalogue, 1846-1847. Orthographic error for Byzantina.

Byxantina Fratelli Rovelli, 1852, Catalogue, p.12. Orthographic error for Byzantina.

Byzanthina van Houtte, 1842, Catalogue, 9:50. Orthographic error for Byzantina.

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» English Description

van Houtte, 1841, Catalogue, 3:7 as ‘Bizantina’: Formal double, 9-10 cm across, rose coloured, average petal numbers, round-oval almost to the centre, imbricated towards the circumference, marked with lines and splashes of white. Burnier & Grilli Catalogue,1846-1847, p.50 as ‘Bysantina’: Formal double, 9-10 cm across, dark rose coloured. van Houtte Catalogue, 1844-1845, 18:8 gives Hendersonii as a synonym, but this is a solid rose­pink according to the description. It is possible that Byzantina is the variegated form of Hendersonii. Orthographic errors: ‘Bizantina’, ‘Bizzantina’, ‘Bysanthina’, ‘Byzanthina’, ‘Bysantina’, ‘Byxantina’. Originated in England.pp.37, 38, Reg. No.2: A semi-double with 15-18 petals, golden stamens intermingled with fluted petaloids. Average size 11 cm across, colour HCC,623/3, Neyron Rose. First bloomed 1959. Dense, spreading habit with medium vigorous growth. Originated by Dr B. Doak, Papatoetoe, New Zealand.