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Empereur de Russie

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Year Published/Registered1847

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Empereur de Russie'

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Empereur de Russe  McIlhenny, 1937, 600 Varieties of Camellias, p.6. Orthographic error for Empereur de Russie.

Emperor di Russia  Jacob Makoy et Cie Nursery Catalogue, 1858, p.27. Orthographic variant for Empereur de Russie.

Keizen van Rusland  de Jonghe, 1851, Beknopte Handleiding tot het Kweeken von Camellias, p.123. Orthographic variant for Empereur de Russie.


» English Description

Spae, 1847, Annales de Gand, 3:132: Shown at the 50th Exhibition of the Royal Society of Gand. In his 1851 Catalogue, van Houtte describes it as “A large, red flower, well imbricated”, and de Jonghe, 1851, Traité de la Culture du Camellia, p.106 as: “Beauti­ful red, imbricated flower, petals at the centre streaked with white”; whilst Franchetti, 1855 says: “Vivid rose flower, the petals streaked with white. Imbricated.” Thus it would not appear to be a synonym or orthographic variant for the modern cultivar Emperor of Russia. However the ‘Emperor of Russia’ listed in 1856 by van Geert would seem to be this variety as would other early listings of this name in Europe. Orthographic variant ‘Keizer van Rusland’. Orthographic errors: ‘Empereur de Russe’, ‘Emperor di Russia’. Synonym: ‘Borgia’.


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