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Year Published/Registered1909

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Gauntlettii'

Chinese Name:高特雷特

Japanese Name:袖隠し そでかくし

Meaning:Hiding something in a sleeve


A. S. Grandif  Vanderbilt, 1940, Camellia Research, p.2. Abbrev. for Alba Superba Grandiflora.

Alba Grandeflora  Trehane Camellia Nursery Catalogue, 1970. Orthographic error for ‘Alba Grandiflora’, synonym for Gauntlettii.

Alba Grandiflora Superba  Camellia Digest, 1(1),1942. Synonym for Gauntlettii as ‘Lotus’.

Alba Grandiflora  (C.japonica), Wada, 1935, Japanese Garden Treasures, p.26: Immense, pure white. Synonym for Gauntlettii.

Alba Simplex Pendula  Waterhouse,1951, American Camellia Yearbook, p.92. Synonym for Mrs Sander.

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» English Description

Gauntlett Nursery Catalogue, 1909-1910, p.11: A new Japanese camellia, large, single, white flowers, 10-12.5 cm across when expanded, with a tuft of rich, golden sta­mens. A flower of good substance, of delicious, soft appearance. Puddle & Hanger, 1960, RHS, The Rhododendron and Camellia Yearbook, 1960, No.14, p.148, fig.42: Form: Semi-double. Petals: 10-17, usually 15, orbicular with a short haft, 6 cm long, 6 cm wide, distinctly notched, petals elevated at first to form a cup-shaped flower, but later becoming flat with outer petals recurved. Stamens: Arranged in a loose central ring. A few white petaloids are often mixed with stamens. Diameter: 12 cm. Colour: White with a creamy tendency in the centre. Foliage: Deep to yellowish green, large elliptic, 10-12 cm long x 5-6 cm wide, thick, heavily veined, mar­gins serrate. Habit: A somewhat slow grower, upright when young, eventually forming an open branched plant, not well clothed with foliage. This camellia is of Japanese origin from the Kantō area and old trees are plentiful around Shikoku. First listed and illustrated by the Yoko­hama Nursery Co in their 1905 catalogue as Camellia japonica grandiflora. As this name had previously been used in the Floricultural Cabinet in 1826 it is invalid for this camellia. The Japanese name ‘Sodekakushi’ does not appear to be published before 1912. It was imported into England by Gauntlett and renamed Gauntlettii. Both the names ‘Grandiflora Alba’ and ‘Alba Grandiflora’, which have been used for this cultivar, are invalid as previously used for other camellia cultivars. In England it has received three “Awards of Merit”, one as ‘Compton Brow White’, one as ‘Alba Grandiflora’ and one as ‘Sodegakushi’. In America it is known by the synonym ‘Lotus’. Synonyms include: ‘Sodegakushi’, ‘Sodekakushi’, ‘Lady Lotus’, ‘Lotus’, ‘Compton Brow White’, ‘Gauntlett’s White’, ‘Mrs Sander’, ‘Yokohama’, and invalidly ‘Alba Grandiflora’, ‘Grandiflora Alba’, ‘Grandiflora’. This cultivar is a triploid and has been seed parent to many fine camellias. For colour illustration see The Camellia, 1956 by Urquhart, and Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars in Japan, p.110, pl.62, also Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, 1972, p.118, pl.254 and Katei Gahō, ed. 1984, Chabana Koyomi vol.I, Tsubaki, p.46, as ‘Sodekakushi’. This Japanese name means to conceal under the sleeve, which alludes to the fact that the flower is so attractive that it could be concealed under a person’s sleeve. Chinese synonym ‘Gangte’. Gao, Jiyin, 2007, The Identification....Outstanding Camellias, p.422 Chinese synonym ‘Hehua’, as ‘Lotus’.

» Chinese Description

袖隱,そでかくし,'Gauntlettii'C. japonica),陈丽惠2013年《山茶花谱台湾情》第179页,【花】:白、半重瓣型、極大輪、早~中生。【叶】倒卵、極大型。橫張性、枝粗。1933年「皆川椿花集~新花の部」記載。

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》p.105.  高特雷特(C.hybrid)红山茶。1909,英国,Gauntlett种苗园。半重办、花瓣 约10~17枚、15枚居多、杯形-平开、白色、花心淡乳黄色、筒蕊、大轮(10-12.5cm)、花 期1-2月、树性横张、生长缓慢。此品种起源于日本关东地区(Kantō),四国(Shikoku)境内有很多的古树;引种到英国之后将它取名为'Gauntlettii'。别名:Compton Brow White、 Gauntlett's White、Lady Lotus、Lotus (莲花)、Mrs Sander、Sodekakushi (袖隐)、Yokohama。 

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.327 保育社 .1974. 《つばき》安藤芳顕著 .211. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.152. 淡交社.1989. 《日本の椿花》.p285.   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.151.  日本ツバキ協会. 2010. 《最新日本ツバキ図鑑》.  p.39. 埼玉產. [花]白、八重、抱え咲き、筒しベ、極大輪、4~5月。[葉]倒卵、極大形。[樹]横張り性、枝は粗。[来歴]1933年の皆川「椿花集.新花の部」に載る、海外名はロ一夕ス、外国でも人気がある。写/佐藤、文/編集委員会


Flower Size10-12.5 cm

Blooming Season1-2 Month Japan