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Dr. Armando Oliveira

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Id:ICR-21916

CountryPortugal

Year Published/Registered2015

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

Scientific Name:Camellia reticulata 'Dr. Armando Oliveira'

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International Camellia Journal, 2015, p.118; Reg. No. 110.  Originated, registered and propagated by António Assunção, Rua Bela Vista no 156, Candoso St. Tiago, Guimarães, Portugal. Raised seven years ago, first flowered in 2010. Female parent C. reticulata ‘Big Dipper Variegated’, male parent not known. Propagated by graft. Grown outdoors, the growth rate is slow and the growth style is spreading and open. It flowers late season with a short flowering period. Flowers red, semi-double, hose-in-hose form, 140-160 mm. Petals 13/15, curled and fringed in white. Buds oval. Stamens sprayed, filaments white, anthers yellow with 2/3 white petaloids. Leaves 120 x 60 mm, dark green, flat and serrated margins. Flower falls whole. The cultivar is dedicated to Armando Oliveira, a friend and a lover and explorer of camellias. The name was chosen by himself.
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