Cultivar Type：For Ornamental
Scientific Name：Camellia japonica 'Estherae'
Verschaffelt, 1844-1845, Catalogue, p.25. Synonym for Estherae.
Isola Madre Catalogue, 1845. Orthographic variant for ‘Estheri’, synonym for Estherae.
Dauvesse Catalogue, 1855-1856. Orthographic error for Estherae.
Hazlewood & Jessep, 1972, Checklist - Camellia Cultivars from Nursery Catalogues, p.73. Orthographic error for Estherae.
Berlèse, 1843, Iconographie page facing pl.231. Orthographic variant for Estherae.
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» English Description
Buist, 1839, American Flower Garden Directory, p.240, as ‘Estheri’: Originated by Smith. A 12.5 cm, pure white, spotted and striped with rose and pink, petals broad, bold, erect and close set. When open, forms a perfect hemisphere. Contains a few hidden stamens. This variety was very popular in Europe where it was figured and described by Berlèse, 1843, ‘Iconographie’, pl.231 as ‘Estheriae’: The flower is 11-12 cm in diameter; sometimes it is irregular, sometimes imbricated with some regularity. It is always very full, well made, a delicate rose-pink, stippled with red or a pale carnation or flesh white, always striped with lines of dark rose. The outer petals, in several rows, are large, twisted, placed sideways and reversed, the others are all forms and all sizes, innumerable and forming a fascicled sphere. Also see Verschaffelt, 1848, Nouvelle Iconographie, Book VI, pl.III. Orthographic variants and errors: ‘Estherii’, ‘Estheriae’, ‘Esther’, ‘Esthereii’, ‘Esterii’, Estheria’, ‘Ester’, ‘Estherii’ (Floy), Synonyms: ‘Esteri Smith’s’, ‘Estheri’ (Smith), ‘Esterii’ Smith.. Originated in USA.