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Year Published/Registered1822

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Conchiflora'

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Aglae Tagliabue, 1840, Nomenclatore Camelliae;Berlèse, 1840, Monographie, ed.2, pp.87, 117, 132. Named for "Aglaia", one of the three graces. Synonym: ‘Lady Adele Campbell’. Synonym for Conchiflora according to Baumann, 1841.

Aglai J.E. von Rieder, 1834, Die Beschreibung und Kultur der Azaleen, Cactus, Camelien., p.218. Orthographic variant for ‘Aglae’, synonym for Conchiflora.

Aglais L.L.Leiblig, 1839, Verzeichnis von Warmen und Kalten Hauspflanzen…, p.8. Orthographic error for ‘Aglae’, synonym for Conchiflora.

Chonchiflora Verschaffelt, 1844, Catalogue No.50, p.18. Orthographic error for Conchiflora.

Conchaeflora Burdin, Chambery Catalogue, 1834, p.19. Orthographic error for Conchiflora.

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» English Description

Martin Burdin Aime & Co. Catalogue 1822, as ‘Conchaeflora’. No description. Loddige’s Catalogue, 1823, p.21. No description. Sweet, 1826, Hortus Britannicus, pt.I, p.62 as ‘Shell flowered’. Baumann & Baumann, 1829, Collection éléves à Bollweiller, p.7, pl.7: Flowers of average size and vivid red, have petals in a very regular formation. The roundish interior petals sometimes blotch white and are arranged in a spiral. The flowers are borne in clusters of 2 to 6. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.I, p.69, 127: Leaves 5 cm wide by 8 cm long, oval, a little acute, reclined, numerous, of pale green; bud small, scales green; flower cherry red, 6.5 cm across, regular, 15-20 petals, sometimes marked with white like those of Coccinea, and spirally arranged. Synonyms: ‘Shell Flowered’, ‘Conchiflora Rubra’, ‘Algae’, ‘Lady Adelaide Campbell’. Orthographic errors: ‘Conchaeflora’, ‘Concheflora’, ‘Concheiflora’, ‘Chonchiflora’. Originated in China.