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CountryUnited Kingdom

Year Published/Registered1833

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Conspicua'

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Japanese Name



Conspicua Vera  Berlèse, 1841, Iconographie, vol.1, pl.12. Synonym for Conspicua.

Cospicua  Volonte Catalogue, 1888, p.112. Orthographic error for Conspicua.


» English Description

Courtois, 1833, Magazin d’Horticulture, 1[pt.D]:315. No description. Jacob Makoy et Cie Catalogue, 1833. No description. Harrison, 1835, The Floricultural Cabinet, vol.III, p.186 as a British hybrid having dark red flowers. Berlèse, 1837, Monographie, ed.1, p.107, 130: Leaves 5.5 cm wide by 10 cm long, lanceolate, oblong, somewhat acuminate, undulating, close, reflexed, deeply serrate; bud oblong with green calycinal scales; flower, 8 cm across, regular, double, orange red approaching carmine; the petals of the circumference arranged in several rows, broad, imbricated and deeply crenate at the apex, some of those in the centre, long, twisted and reclining. Journal of Agriculture, 1871, vol.1, p.198: Bright scarlet, but only semi­double, never-the-less very fine. This seems to correspond with the form grown in Britain today. See Robert Veitch Catalogue, 1955, p.8: Large, deep rose-red, semi-double. Ortho­graphic errors: ‘Cospicua’, ‘Conspicuous’. Synonym: ‘Conspicua Vera’.


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Blooming Season United Kingdom