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Dali Cha

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Year Published/Registered1950

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Dali Cha'

Chinese Name:大理茶

Japanese Name

Meaning:Dali Camel­lia


Dali Baozhu Fang, 1930, Tiannan Chahua Xiaozhi. Synonym for Dali Cha.

Dali Camellia Feng et al., 1981, Yunnan Shancha Hua, p.143. Synonym for Dali Cha.

Dali Precious Pearl Bartholomew, 1982, American Camellia Yearbook, p.150. Synonym for ‘Dali Baozhu’.

Dalicha Feng et al., 1981, Yunnan Shancha Hua.Different reading from Dali Cha.

Queen of Tali Peer, 1949, SCCS., ‘Bulletin’, 11(2):11. Synonym for Dali Cha.

Takeba Phillips & Rix, 1989, Shrubs, The Pan Garden Series, p.56 colour illustration; p.57 text. Corruption of the Chinese name ‘Talicha’,Different reading for Dali Cha.

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» English Description

Yü, 1950, RHS., Camellias and Magnolias Conference Report, pp.13-25 as ‘Talicha’ or ‘Queen of Tali’. Feng et al., 1986, Yunnan Camellias of China, p.98, colour plate and description: Leaves large, thick, broad-ovate to elliptic-ovate, apices acute or acumi­nate, bases rounded or broad-cuneate, flat or slightly raised, margins undulate, 7.6-10 cm long, 5-6 cm wide. Flowers bright red, becoming lighter after opening (RHS.CC.53D) diameter 12-22 cm, forming a spherical corolla. Petals about 30 in 4-5 whorls, outer petals flat, inner whorls folded, rolled and erect, forming a globular flower. Stamens numerous, united to form a tube or divided into several groups by rolled petals. Pistils mostly well developed, a few rudimetary, fertile. The flowers af this cultivar are large and gorgeous and are the largest amongst the Yun­nan reticulatas with a diameter up to 22 cm. It has large, thick leaves, strong axillary bud growth and a loose branching pattern. It flowers early to mid-season. There is a large, old tree of this cultivar in Dapingdi, Guangtong, Yunnan, estimated to be several hundred years old. Western synonym: ‘Tali Queen’. Other synonyms: ‘Tali Camellia’, ‘Queen of Tali’, ‘Dali Camel­lia’, ‘Dali Baozhu’. Different readings: ‘Ta-li Ch’a’, ‘Dalicha’.

» Chinese Description

管开云、李纪元、王仲朗主编,2014. 《中国茶花图鉴》, p.241.




朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.67.

Dali Cha    大理茶(Dali Camellia)     (C. reticulata)  云南茶。1950,中国云南昆明、大理。牡丹形、鮮红色、大~巨大(12~15x5~7cm)、此品种为云南茶最大轮品种最大可达22cm、花瓣约30枚、4~5重轮列、花期1~3月、果期910月,芽萌发カ弱、枝叶稀疏。同种异名:大理宝珠(Dali Baozhu)Dali CamelliaQueen of TaliTali CamelliaTali Queen(大里皇后、大理茶)。突变种:心大理茶(Duxin Dali Cha)

大理茶一新竹市茶花产销班目录,2002-2006, p.71, No.81.