Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Cactiflora'
Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Orthographic variant for Cactiflora.
Vanderbilt, 1940, Camellia Research, p.2. Orthographic error for Cactiflora.
Verschaffelt Catalogue, No.50, 1844, p.18. Orthographic error for Cactiflora.
» English Description
Berlèse, 1833, Horticulture Belge, Journal Jardin Amateur 1:82: M. Negri is a distinguished amateur to whom the seedlings of camellias give the most success. He possesses about 300 seedlings, 8 of which have flowered. The most notable are Fasciculata and Cactiflora. Later Berlèse describes Cactiflora, 1837, Monographie, edit, p.108, 130: Leaves 6 cm wide by 9.5 cm long, oblong-oval to lanceolate, very acuminate, large serrations, prominent venation, buds oblong, scales yellowish; flower semi-double, deep orange-red, petals well imbricated, not numerous, broad and regularly disposed, those at the centre are very small, twisted and mixed with stamens. Originated in Italy. Orthographic variant: ‘Cacti Flora’. Orthographic errors: ‘Cactifolia’, ‘Cadiflora’.