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CountryUnited States

Year Published/Registered1739

Cultivar Type:For Ornamental

AGM Type

Scientific Name:Camellia japonica 'Go-ishi'

Chinese Name:围棋子

Japanese Name:碁石 ごいし

Meaning:Go Stones


Goishi  Fendig, 1953, American Camellia Catalogue. Synonym for Go-ishi.

Goishii  The Pacific Camellia Society, 1946, Camellia Nomenclature, p.16. Corruption of the Japanese name Go-ishi.


» English Description

Itō, Jukyū, 1739, Honzō Hanamaki’e vol.15; Shirai-bunko, 1812, Tsubaki Nayosechō as ‘Goishi’; Kasuya, Kamegorō, 1858, Tsubaki Irohanayose Irotsuki; Itō, Ko’emon, 1879, Chinkashū: Medium sized double of three layers; white stars on red ground. Satomi, 1956, Camellia Varieties of Japan, p.6: Pink mottled white. Large double peony form. Vig­orous, upright, open growth. Mid-season blooming. Tuyama, 1966, Camellia Cultivars of Japan, p.264, pl.152; Tuyama, 1968, Camellias of Japan, pl.311, p.157, description, p.183: Leaves nar­rowly elliptic, angustrate at both ends, venation slightly impressed, petioles glabrous. Flower double (rose form double) red (carmine 21) blotched white. Staminal tube poor, contained in a central ovoid mass of petals. Late flowering. “Go” is a Japanese game played with white peb­bles. The mottled markings on the camellia are likened to the white pebbles used in the game. The modern cultivar is the same as the ancient one, which has existed since ancient times. In the USA it has erroneously been equated with ‘Pink Perfection’, (Otome). Synonym: ‘Goishi (2)’. Orthographic error: ‘Goishii’. For colour photos see Encyclopedia of Camellias in Colour, vol.1, 1972, p.135, pl.300, Originated in Kantō area, Japan. Resembles Kasugano, Benichidori and Azuma-shibori. Chinese synonym ‘Jishi’

» Chinese Description

朱國棟、蔡燦玉,2011. 《台灣茶花族譜》,p.110. 碁石(Go Stones) (C. hybrid)红山茶。 1739,曰本江户。半重瓣、桃红色底、白斑、中-大轮、花期1-3月、树性稍横张。

碁石一杨绍溥,1978,台湾茶花,p.72, No.136.拼音错误。

» Japanese Description

講談社 1975年 《現代椿集》 P.335  保育社 .1974《つばき》安藤芳顕著 p.216. 文化出版局. 1975. 《現代椿名鑑》. P.112.   誠文堂新光社.1998.《日本ツバキ.サザンカ名鑑》.p.87. 【花】桃紅地に白斑の入る八重、中〜大輪、 4〜5月。【葉】長楕円、中形。【樹】や や横張り性。【来歴】1739年の「本草花 蒔絵」に載る。名は白斑を白の碁石に見 立てたもの。写/村内、文/編集委員会。


Flower Size10-13 cm

Blooming Season1-3 Month United States