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Year Published/Registered1837

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Circe'

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Circe Pumila  van Houtte Catalogue,1846-1847, 27:22. Synonym for Circe.

Mirtifolia Alba  Trillon, Le Mans Nursery Catalogue, 1843, p.7. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym for Circe.

Myrtafolia Alba  Tregrehan Camellia Nursery Catalogue, 1970. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’ synonym for Circe.

Myrthiflora Alba  Verschaffelt Catalogue, 1850, p.48. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtiflora Alba’, synonym for Circe.

Myrthifolia Alba  Verschaffelt Catalogue,1844-1845, p.27. Orthographic error for ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym for Circe.

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» English Description

Rev. Herbert, 1837, Amaryllidaceae and Supplement, p.367: ‘Pumila’ or Circe, regularly formed, double white, dwarf myrtle-leaved. From seedlings impregnated by the Pompone ­ raised from the common single red by the ‘striped’, (Variegata) by the Rev. Herbert. Van Houtte listed it in his 1851 Catalogue, 44:6, as “Imbricated. Cream white, small central group of petals.” In his 1859 Catalogue 77:53, he equates it with ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, which he had first listed in 1841. Verschaffelt, 1850, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book XII, pl.II supplies the informa­tion that ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, synonym ‘Myrtifolia Albicans’ was raised by Rev. Herbert. Syn­onyms include: ‘Albicans’, ‘Myrtifolia Alba’, ‘Myrtifolia Albicans’, ‘Myrthifolia Alba’, ‘Pumila’, ‘Princess Royale de Frankfort’, ‘Princesse Royale de Gruneberg’, ‘Schachkoenigin’, ‘Schachkenigin’, ‘Schachkoeniginn de Frankfort’, ‘Schachkönigin’ (Herbert), ‘Circe Pumila’.


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